The National Football Foundation announced on April 30, 2009, that former BYU All-American tight end Gordon Hudson has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Hudson is the sixth former Cougar to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Legendary coach LaVell Edwards was inducted in 2004, while former BYU quarterbacks Gifford Nielsen (inducted 1994), Marc Wilson (inducted 1996), Jim McMahon (inducted 1998) and Steve Young (inducted 2001) are also College Football Hall of Famers. Hudson is the first non-quarterback to represent BYU as a player in the Hall.
A unanimous All-America First Team pick in 1982 and 1983, Hudson is still the NCAA FBS record holder for most passes caught per game by a tight end (5.4), most career yards per game by a tight end (75.3) and most yards in a single game by a tight end (259). Hudson helped BYU win four conference championships (WAC) and earn four Holiday Bowl invitations during his career from 1980-83. He totaled 2,484 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns during his All-American career.
Hudson and the rest of the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Class will be inducted at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 8, 2009, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The 2009 Class will be officially enshrined at the Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., during ceremonies in the summer of 2010.
- Heisman Trophy
- Outland Trophy
- Doak Walker Award
- Coach of the Year
- Quarterback Honors
- Academic All-Americans
- All-Time Lettermen
- NFF College Hall of Fame