CCC To Induct 1975 Team, Abdulqaadir, Fisher and Hall into Lettermen's Hall of Fame
September 24, 2012
The 1975 Red Raven Football Team headlines the 2012 Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame class. In addition to the 1975 team, three individual players will be inducted: Muhammand Abdulqaadir, Travis Fisher and Mike Hall.
The Coffeyville Community College Lettermen’s Club will induct the 1975 Red Raven football team, running Muhammad Abdulqaadir, cornerback Travis Fisher and offensive tackle Mike Hall into its Hall of Fame on October 13.
The 1975 team was Dick Foster’s first as Head Coach of the Ravens. The team went 11-0 that season and featured running back Ron Springs who rushed for 2,047 yards and 23 TDs. Springs’ single season rushing record still stands today. Springs passed away in 2010.
The 1975 Ravens finished the regular season with a 10-0 record and were invited to play in the Wool Bowl against a tough New Mexico Military Institute. The Ravens won the bowl game 28-7 to cap off an undefeated season.
The Ravens finished second in the national poll, but many still believe the Ravens were the best team in the country. With a powerful offense, a stingy defense, great coaches and the best record in the country, the 1975 Red Raven team will be remembered as one of the best teams in Coffeyville Community College history.
The Lettermen's Club will also induct three individual players into their Hall of Fame this fall including former running back Muhammad Abdulqaadir who played two seasons for the Ravens. As a freshman in 2000, Abdulqaadir was named Outstanding Freshman after rushing for 1,130 yards and 15 TDs. He set a school single-game record by rushing for 381 yards on just 22 carries against Fort Scott. The following season, Abdulqaadir was named an honorable mention JC Gridwire All-American after rushing for 771 yards and 16 TDs before his season was cut short after seven games with an injury. Following CCC, Abdulqaadir played two seasons for Southern Illinois, rushing for 2,372 yards and 32 TDs in 19 games for the Salukis.
Travis Fisher played one season for Coffeyville in 1998 after redshirting in 1997. A cornerback, Fisher led the Ravens defense to the fourth ranked passing defense in the country in 1998 and received the team’s Hall of Fame Award. Fisher transferred to the University of Central Florida where he played three seasons. Following UCF, Fisher played nine seasons in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens.
The final inductee into this year’s Hall of Fame will be Mike Hall who played offensive tackle for the Ravens in 1987-88. In 1988, Hall was named first team NJCAA All-American and second team JC Gridwire All-American. The Ravens went 17-3-1 in Hall’s two years as a Raven including two wins in the Jayhawk Bowl, 1987 over Northwest Mississippi and 1988 over Navarro, Texas.
The honorees will be inducted during a banquet on Saturday, October 13. The banquet will begin at 1 p.m. and will be held in the CCC Student Union. Reservations are required and need to be submitted by October 5. The banquet will cost $15 per person, or $25 per couple. To reserve seats, please call CCC Athletic Director Jeff Leiker at 620-252-7147.