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Today in Aggie History, Jan. 9: Dat Nguyen makes the College Football Hall of Fame

Today in Aggie History, Jan. 9: Dat Nguyen makes the College Football Hall of Fame

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Dat Nguyen 1998 Nebraska win

Dat Nguyen celebrates with fans after the Aggies upset Nebraska at Kyle Field. Nguyen was awarded the Bednarik and Lombardi awards for his play at linebacker.

Jan. 9, 2017: It was announced that Dat Nguyen, the only Texas A&M player to lead the team in tackles for four straight years, made the College Football Hall of Fame. The 1998 Lombardi Award winner was part of the Hall of Fame’s  Class of 2017, along with former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, former Southern California Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and former San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk.

Bernard King's triple-double not enough

Texas A&M's Bernard King (32) lies on the floor after missing a last-second shot against Texas Tech at the end of the game as Texas Tech's Pawel Storozynski (11) and teammates celebrate Jan. 9, 2002, in College Station, Texas. Texas Tech won 72-70.

Jan. 9, 2002: Bernard King scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had 10 assists against Texas Tech. King missed a last-second, 28-foot 3-point attempt, and the Red Raiders won 72-70.

King played for A&M from 1999 to 2003. He went on to play for several professional European leagues.

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