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Posted on: May 24, 2011 1:04 pm
 

2011 Divisional Hall of Fame class announced

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week the College Football Hall of Fame's 2011 class was announced for the Division I level -- what we now call the FBS, or are at least supposed to -- and it was a pretty strong class, even if some key names were left off. On Tuesday the National Football Foundation announced its divisional class, which consists of players who played in the FCS, Divisions II and III and the NAIA. The most recognizable name on the list would be former James Madison standout Charles Haley.

While Haley made his name in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, winning five Super Bowl rings during his career, he also left a giant footprint at James Madison. He was the first player in school history to be a First Team All-American, and he was also the first player to ever be drafted by the NFL. So it's only fitting that he'd become the first James Madison player to be selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Joining Haley in South Bend this fall will be:

- Dexter Coakley, Appalachian State, LB (1993-96)

- Mike Favor, North Dakota State, C (1985-88)

- Mickey Kobrosky, Trinity College (Conn.) B (1933-36)

- Mike Kelly, Coach, Dayton

- Bill Manlove, Coach, Widener (Pa.), Delaware Valley (Pa.), LaSalle (1961-2001) 

Posted on: May 16, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Eddie George elected to CFB Hall of Fame

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Ohio State great Eddie George will be one of tomorrow's 16 new inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced this afternoon.

George joins a fellow veteran of the Michigan-OSU rivalry, former Wolverine head coach Lloyd Carr, in the 2011 class. The other 13 players and one other coach that make up the class will be named in a ceremony in Times Square tomorrow at 11:30 EDT, which fans can watch online at footballfoundation.org.

The Foundation also issued the following bio recapping George's remarkable career in Columbus:
Winner of the 1995 Heisman Trophy, Ohio State's Eddie George is the latest in the storied lineage of Buckeye ball carriers to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

George enjoyed many successes under College Football Hall of Fame coach John Cooper at Ohio State. He helped the Buckeyes to an overall 38-9-2 record, and a 24-6-2 mark in Big Ten play, where Ohio State never finished lower than second during George's tenure. He ranks among the top three in school history in rushing yards (3,768), rushing touchdowns (44), 100-yard games (20) and holds school records with five 200-yard outings and 12 consecutive 100-yard games. As a senior, George set a single-season school record with 1,927 rushing yards en route to winning the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Doak Walker Award and Jim Brown Award while leading the nation in scoring, placing fourth in all-purpose yards and fifth in rushing yards per game and yards per carry.

The fourteenth overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, he ranks 23rd in NFL history with 10,441 rushing yards compiled over nine seasons ... George shares the title with Jim Brown as the only 10,000 yard runners in NFL history to never miss a start.
Eye on College Football will provide full coverage of tomorrow's induction announcement. Stay tuned, as they say.
Posted on: March 7, 2011 1:03 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2011 1:05 pm
 

2011 College Football HOF Ballot Announced

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The National Football Foundation released its list of the 79 players and nine coaches who are eligible for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday, and the list of first-time nominees includes some big names. Names like former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas, NC State running back Ted Brown, Minnesota quarterback Sandy Stephens, and Michigan State running back Lorenzo White are just a few of the first-timers on this year's list.

You can see the entire ballot here.

"It's an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 4.79 million people have played college football," said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell in the official release. "The Hall's requirement of being a First Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,900 individuals who are even eligible to be on the ballot, so being in today's group of 79 names means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce their names today." 

The ballot has already been sent out to the more than 12,000 voting members of the NFF, and their selections will then be sent to the NFF Honors Court. The Honors Court, which has 13 members, will then deliberate and select the newest Hall of Fame classed based on the votes. The newest inductees will be announced at a May press conference in New York, and the class will be inducted on December 6.

As for who should be in this year's class, while I'm too young to remember seeing a lot of names on the ballot play, I do remember seeing Derrick Thomas and Tommie Frazier. And from what I saw of those two in their careers, if they weren't Hall of Famers, then I don't know who is.
 
 
 
 
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