Class of 1989
The most prolific passer in Rutgers football history, Erney was an honorable mention AP All-American in 1988. This Mechanicsburg, Pa., native was a three-time Homer Hazel Award winner and a co-winner of the Leslie Coursen Award. Erney holds every Rutgers major passing category record - yards (7,188) and completions (614). He holds the school record with 436 yards passing vs. Vanderbilt in 1988. He threw for more than 300 yards in a game on four occasions. He is also the single-season leader in attempts (374 in 1989), completions (208 in 1989) and yards (2,536 in 1989).
Class of 1978
A Verona, N.J., native, Hughes was an honorable mention AP All-American selection in 1976 and was a first-team ECAC selection in 1976 and 1978. He was the co-captain of the team in 1977 and had 10 career interceptions for 222 yards. Hughes’ 113 tackles made him the leading tackler on the undefeated 1976 team and he added five interceptions (eighth-best single-season mark) for 133 yards. The 1976 Scarlet defense led the nation in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense. He was named the ABC Defensive Player of the Game in the season-ending win over Colgate.
John “By” O’Hearn
Class of 1954
O'Hearn was rated as one of the East's outstanding linemen. The sturdy 6-0, 210-pounder was an honorable mention AP All-American as a center in 1954. O'Hearn was a Collliers’ first-team All-East pick in 1954 and was the winner of the David Bender Trophy, emblematic of the team's top lineman. He served as co-captain of the 1954 team and played three years at guard before switching to center as a senior. The Maplewood, NJ native was also a key cog in the Rutgers defense from his linebacker position and was regarded as a powerful, aggressive player.
Class of 1980
A reliable placekicker who combined great accuracy with tremendous leg strength, Startzell parlayed these assets into becoming Rutgers’ all-time leading scorer with 261 career points. The Levittown, Pa., native is also the school's all-time leader in field goals with 46. His field goal percentage of .590 (46-of-78) is sixth-best all-time. Startzell led the Scarlet Knights in scoring in 1976 and 1978 and was the Touchdown Trophy recipient in 1979, a year where he was named first-team AP All-East. The four teams he played on posted a combined record of 36-9.
Class of 1915
Toohey was an All-American defensive tackle in 1914, a season which saw him serve as captain of the Rutgers team. Toohey played both offensive and defensive tackle and excelled on both sides of the line. He was selected to the Rutgers Athletic Hall of Fame by the Committee of Six. Toohey was named to the Rutgers All-Time Football Team in the 1940’s along with fellow Rutgers Hall of Famer Bob Nash.