Legendary Minnesota Duluth football coach Jim Malosky was one of four Minnesotans included when the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced its 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot earlier this week.
Malosky, of Crosby, Minnesota, played quarterback for coach Bernie Bierman at the University of Minnesota from 1947-1949 before coaching Minnesota Duluth from 1958-97. At the time of his retirement Malosky was the winningest coach in NCAA Division II history, going 255–125–13 in 40 seasons.
During his tenure, the Bulldogs won nine conference championships and had 33 winning seasons. He was named NSIC, MIAC and/or NAIA Coach of the Year 13 times.
Malosky died in December 2011 at age 82.
Malosky is joined on the ballot by Minnesota State-Moorhead coach Ross Fortier (Bemidji, Minnesota), St. John’s wide receiver Blake Elliott (Melrose, Minnesota) and Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis (Wayzata, Minnesota).
The 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be announced in early 2021.