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Totten heading to Black College Football Hall of Fame


Being inducted into a Hall of Fame is nothing new for Albany State quarterbacks coach Willie Totten.

Totten will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame's 2014 class, his 8th Hall of Fame induction.

"To be recognized amongst your peers, I think is always great," says Totten. "It's always special to know that you've done something special among your peers."

"Satellite" set over 50 Division 1-AA records while quarterbacking the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils from 1981-1985.

Alongside legendary wide out Jerry Rice, Totten formed one of the most feared quarterback-receiver duos in college football history.

Totten is in his first season as the Rams' quarterbacks coach.

When he joined the Rams' staff, head coach Mike White simply wanted to ask one question.

"I'm always asking guys what they're best game was, and I think he told something like nine touchdowns," White laughs. "But he's been everything and more. He's a great coach."

Totten says when he can show the QBs he now coaches his abilities on the field as a player, it can help build a connection.

"I have always been an avid fan of quarterbacks," Totten says. "When I was a quarterback, I used to look at quarterbacks on TV and try to emulate them and try to do some of the things they're doing. That's what I'm bringing here to the quarterbacking crew here."

The 2014 class includes Totten, Robert Brazile (Jackson St.), Leroy Kelly (Morgan St.), John Stallworth (Alabama A&M), Michael Strahan (Texas Southern), Doug Wilkerson (North Carolina Central), and Marino Casem (Alabama St.).

The class will be officially inducted at a ceremony in March in Atlanta.

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