Former NAU running back Archie Amerson was selected Wednesday as one of 99 player candidates for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Amerson played two seasons at NAU after transferring from then Dixie College, now Dixie State. The “Arch Deluxe” won the 1996 Walter Payton Award, given to the best player in then Division 1-AA. He owns the FCS and NAU record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game, after scoring seven touchdowns against Weber State in the Skydome. He led NAU to the school’s first-ever playoff berth, also in 1996 and holds the school record for most touchdowns and rushing yards in a single season. Amerson was inducted into the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018 and played six seasons in the Canadian Football League, mostly with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which ironically is currently the home for former NAU wide receiver Emmanuel Butler. The announcement of the 2022 Hall of Fame Class will be made in early 2022.