Bill Bergey was named an All-American in 1969 for Arkansas State.
Bergey set ASU records for best tackling average in a season, most fumble recoveries in a season, most tackles in a game, most tackles in a season, and most career tackles. In 1968, Bergey averaged 19.6 tackles per game.
He played in three postseason all-star games during his ASU career; he also was selected to the All-Southland Conference team three times and to the Southland Conference All-First Decade Team. Bergey's jersey No. 66 was retired by ASU.
Bergey was voted by fans as the top player in ASU history. He played 12 years in the NFL, holds the record for interceptions for a linebacker, and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.