Another day, another major Hall of Fame announcement.

Days before the National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama, the College Football Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2016 an while we do not rank those who are not in the College Hall, we here at always are interested to see who gets in!

Here they are!

Marlin Briscoe, Nebraska, Quarterback

Derrick Brooks, Florida State, Linebacker 

Tom Cousineau, Ohio State, Linebacker

Randall Cunningham, UNLV, Quarterback/Punter

Troy Davis, Iowa State, Running Back

William Fuller, North Carolina, Defensive Tackler

Bert Jones, LSU, Quarterback

Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin, Defensive Tackle

Pat McInally, Tight End, Harvard

Herb Orvis, Defensive End, Colorado

Bill Royce, Linebacker, Ashland

Mike Utley, Offensive Guard, Washington State

Scott Woerner, Defensive Back, Georgia

Rod Woodson, Defensive Back, Purdue

Bill Bowes, Coach, New Hampshire

Frank Girardi, Coach, Lycoming

We here would like to congratulate this stellar group to the College Football Hall of Fame!

January is all about the Hall of Fame isn’t it?

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced thirteen new entries for the Class of 2017 comprising of three Head Coaches and ten former players.

Head Coach, Steve Spurrier.  For many, this is the headliner of the 2017 Class.  Spurrier was already inducted as a player from his stint with Florida where he won the 1986 Heisman Trophy.  As a Head Coach, Spurrier took over the reigns of Duke where in three years (1987-89) he would win one ACC Championship and two ACC Coach of the Years.  He would move to his alumni, the University of Florida where he would win five SEC Titles and seven SEC Coach of the Year Awards.  Most importantly, he would take the Gators to the National Championship in 1996.  He was Florida’s coach for 12 seasons.

After a less than stellar performance coaching the Washington Redskins, Spurrier returned to the SEC and took over the reigns of the South Carolina Gamecocks.  He would win one SEC title and another two SEC Coach of the Year Awards.  His overall Coaching record is 228-89-2.

Head Coach, Danny Ford.  Ford took over as the Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers in 1978 and in 1981 he took the University to a consensus National Championship.  He would be named the ACC Coach and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in ’81 and is a five time ACC Champion.  He would also coach at Arkansas.  Ford had a coaching record of 122-59-5 and a 6-3 Bowl record.

Head Coach, Larry Kehres.  A former Quarterback at Mount Union, Larry Kehres would return as an Assistant Coach in 1974 and would be named their Head Coach in 1986, a position he would hold until 2012.  He would win 11 Division III Championships for Mount Union.

Quarterback, Peyton Manning.  Manning would become the #1 Draft Pick in 1998 after becoming a superstar at the University of Tennessee.  Manning would be named an All-American in 1997 and won the Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Maxwell Award and was named the SEC Player of the Year.  Manning threw for 11,201 Yards with 89 Touchdowns.

Quarterback, Matt Leinart.  Out of USC, Matt Leinart won a multitude of awards including the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (twice), the Manning Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and of course the Heisman Trophy in 2004.  He would throw for 10,693 Passing Yards with 99 Touchdown Passes.  Most importantly, he took the Trojans to a National Championship in 2004.

Marshall Faulk, Running Back.  Faulk is already a Pro Football Hall of Famer and a Super Bowl Champion.  At San Diego State, the Running Back would finish 2nd and 4th in Heisman Trophy Voting (’92 and ’93 respectively) and rushed for 4,589 Yards with 57 Touchdowns as an Aztec.  He would win the NCAA Rushing Title in 1992 and is a two time Consensus All-American.

Adrian Paterson, Running Back.  At Georgia Southern, Peterson set the Rushing Record in Division IAA with 6.559 Yards.  He would also win the Walter Payton Award in 1999.

Kirk Gibson, Wide Receiver.  Gibson would become far more known for his prowess in Baseball, winning two World Series Championships, but at Michigan State he caught 112 passes for 2,347 Yards and 24 Touchdowns.  He would have the most Receiving Yards in the Big 10 twice.

Offensive Tackle, Bob McKay.  McKay was a Consensus All-American at the University of Texas and helped the Longhorns win the National Championship in 1969.

Bob Crable, Linebacker.  Crable was a two time Consensus All-American at Notre Dame who had 521 career Tackles. 

Brian Urlacher, Linebacker.  Urlacher was a star player at the University of New Mexico where he was named a Consensus All-American and the MWC Player of the Year in 1999.  He would have 442 Tackles in his collegiate career and would also be used as a Kick Returner and occasional Wide Receiver.

Dat Nguyen, Linebacker.  Playing at Texas A&M, Dat Nguyen changed the perception of the Asian-American Football Player.  With the Aggies, he led his school in Tackles four straight years and in 1998 was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, won the Chuck Bednarik Award, The Vince Lombardi Award and was a Consensus All-American.

Mike Ruth, Defensive Tackle.  Ruth would win the Outland Trophy and Consensus All-American Honors in 1985.  He played for Boston College.

We here at would like to congratulate the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class.
While we haven’t yet compiled a list of those worthy of those for the College Football Hall of Fame, it has always been an institution that we have respected.

Today they have announced the nominees for the Class of 2018.

They are:

Morten Andersen, Michigan State, Place Kicker

Mark Bavaro, Notre Dame, Tight End

Michael Bishop, Kansas State, Quarterback

Lomas Brown, Florida, Offensive Line

Terrell Buckley, Florida State, Defensive Back

Larry Burton, Purdue, Wide Receiver

Keith Byars, Ohio State, Running Back

Gregg Carr, Auburn, Linebacker

Mark Carrier, USC, Defensive Back

Matt Cavanaugh, Pittsburgh, Quarterback

Trevor Cobb, Rice, Running Back

Marco Coleman, Georgia Tech, Linebacker

Kerry Collins, Penn State, Quarterback

Tim Couch, Kentucky, Quarterback

Eric Crouch, Nebraska, Quarterback

Kenneth Davis, TCU, Running Back

Rich Diana, Yale, Running Back

Eric Dickerson, SMU, Running Back

John Didion, Oregon State, Offensive Line

Rickey Dixon, Oklahoma, Defensive Back

Jumbo Elliott, Michigan, Offensive Tackle

Kevin Faulk, LSU, Running Back

David Fulcher, Arizona State, Defensive Back

Robert Gallery, Iowa, Offensive Lineman

Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Lineman

Tony Gonzalez, California, Tight End

Martin Gramatica, Kansas State, Place Kicker

Jacob Green, Texas A&M, Defensive Lineman

Dan Hampton, Arkansas, Defensive Lineman

Jason Hanson, Washington State, Place Kicker

Byron Hanspard, Texas Tech, Running Back

Marcus Harris, Wyoming, Wide Receiver

Craig Heyward, Pittsburgh, Running Back

Torry Holt, North Carolina State, Wide Receiver

Dana Howard, Illinois, Linebacker

Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver

Ernie Jennings, Air Force, Wide Receiver

Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech, Wide Receiver

E.J. Junior, Alabama, Defensive Lineman

Rick Leach, Michigan, Quarterback

Jess Lewis, Oregon State, Defensive Lineman

Ray Lewis Miami, Linebacker

Ed McCaffrey, Stanford, Wide Receiver

Buddy McClinton, Auburn, Defensive Back

Cade McNown, UCLA, Quarterback

Shawn Moore, Virginia, Quarterback

Ken Norton Jr. UCLA, Linebacker

Phil Olsen, Utah State, Defensive Lineman

Leslie O’Neal, Oklahoma State, Defensive Lineman

Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback

Paul Palmer, Temple, Running Back

Jake Plummer, Arizona State, Quarterback

Anthony Poindexter, Virginia, Defensive Back

Troy Polamalu, USC, Defensive Back

Cliff Powell, Arkansas, Linebacker

Antwaan Randle El, Indiana, Quarterback

Ed Reed, Miami, Defensive Back

Simeon Rice, Illinois, Linebacker

Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker

Warren Sapp, Miami, Defensive Lineman

Bob Stein, Minnesota, Defensive Lineman

Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Lineman

Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue, Wide Receiver

Aaron Taylor, Nebraska, Offensive Lineman

Aaron Taylor, Notre Dame, Offensive Lineman

Troy Vincent, Wisconsin, Defensive Back

Chris Ward, Ohio State, Offensive Lineman

Michael Westbrook, Colorado, Wide Receiver

Lorenzo White, Michigan State, Running Back

Zach Weigert, Nebraska, Offensive Lineman

Patrick Willis, Mississippi, Linebacker

Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Lineman

Charles Woodson, Michigan, Defensive Back

Al Worley, Washington, Defensive Back

Marc Zeno, Tulane, Wide Receiver


Frank Beamer: Murray State & Virginia Tech

Mack Brown: Appalachian State, Tulane, North Carolina & Texas

Jim Carlen: West Virginia, Texas Tech & South Carolina

Pete Cawthorn Sr.: Austin College & Texas Tech

Billy Jack Murphy: Memphis

To become eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame a player has to be named a First Team All American and be ten years removed from their last college season.  That season must also have occurred in the last fifty years.

Notably, there are also 98 more players and 31 Coaches from the FBS level or below who are also on the ballot.

We will certainly be watching to see who will be chosen!
The College Football Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018 and let’s get right into who has been selected!

Trevor Cobb, Running Back, Rice: 1989-92. Cobb was an All-American in 1991 and was the winner of Doak Walker Award that year. He would tally 4,948 Rushing Yards with another 892 via Receptions over his four year career with the Owls. He scored 43 Touchdowns.

Kerry Collins, Quarterback, Penn State: 1991-94. In 1994, Collins was a consensus All-American, and the winner of the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Sammy Baugh Trophy and the Big Ten MVP. That year he Quarterbacked Penn State to an undefeated season and a win in the Rose Bowl. He threw for 5,304 Yards and 39 Touchdowns that season.

Dave Dickinson, Quarterback, Montana: 1992-95. A legend at the University of Montana, Dickinson holds numerous school and Big Sky Conference records. The Quarterback threw for 13,486 Yards with 116 Touchdowns. He is also a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Dana Howard, Linebacker, Illinois: 1991-94. Howard would win both the Dick Butkus and Jack Lambert Award in 1994 and he was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Calvin Johnson, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech: 2004-06. Johnson won the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2006 and was a two time All-American.

Paul Palmer, Running Back, Temple: 1983-86. Palmer was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1986 and was an All-American that year.

Ed Reed, Defensive Back, Miami: 1998-01. Reed won the BCS National Championship with the Hurricanes in 2001 and was a two time All-American. He was also the co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.

Matt Stinchcomb, Offensive Tackle, Georgia: 1995-08. Stinchcomb was a two time All-American and was the winner of the Draddy Trophy and Jim Parker Trophy in 1998.

Aaron Taylor, Center/Offensive Guard, Nebraska: 1994-97. Taylor won the Outland Trophy in 1997 and was a two time All-American.

Charles Woodson, Defensive Back, Michigan: 1995-97. Woodson won it all in 1997 where he was National Champion in 1997 with the Wolverines and was also the winner of the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Big Ten Player of the Year. He was also a two time All-American.

Frank Beamer, Coach, Murray State (1981-86), Virginia Tech (1987-2015). 280-143-4. Beamer was the consensus Coach of the Year in 1999 and turned the Hokies into a national power.

Mack Brown, Coach, Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97), Texas (1998-2013). 244-122. Brown took the Longhorns to the National Championship in 2005 and won 13 Bowl Games.

Mel Tjeerdsma, Coach, Austin College (1984-93), Northwestern Missouri State (1994-10). 246-82-4. Tjeerdsma took NMS to three Division II Titles.

We here at would like to congratulate the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has announced their seven member Class of 2018. The group consists of five former players, one builder and one amateur player.

Scott Flory played fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League, all with the Montreal Alouettes. The native of Saskatchewan and former Saskatchewan Husky was a nine time CFL All Star and the Guard was also a two time Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award winner (2008 & 2009). He is also a three time Grey Cup winner.

Barron Miles played twelve years in the CFL after a solid career at the University of Nebraska. A six time CFL All-Star, the Defensive Back split his career with Montreal and the B.C. Lions and would win a Grey Cup with both teams.

Tom Hugo was a star in the 1950’s and like many of his era he played on both sides of the ball. He was named an All Star twelve times.

Hank Ilesic played nineteen seasons (and one in the NFL) as a Punter. Ilesic is a two time CFL All-Star and is third overall in Punting Yards. He is also a seven time Grey Cup winner earning five with the Edmonton Eskimos and two with the Toronto Argonauts.

Brent Johnson was born in Kingston, Ontario and played collegiately at Ohio State where he won a Rose Bowl and a Sugar Bowl. He played eleven years in the CFL with the B.C. Lions and he was a two time Grey Cup Champion and former Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year (2006). He is also a three time CFL All-Star and a two time Most Outstanding Canadian (2005 & 2006).

Frank Cosentino enters as a Builder. Cosentino Quarterbacked Western and was the number one draft pick in 1960. With the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he would win two Grey Cups (1963 & 1965) and he would complete 513 passes for 8,890 Yards and 48 Touchdowns overall in a ten year career. After his playing career he returned to Western and coached them to two Vanier Cups (1971 & 1974). He would later write multiple books, three of which were on Canadian Football.

Paul Brule enters the Hall via his amateur accomplishments. A Fullback and Defensive Halfback at St. Xavier he became the first Canadian college player to score 20 Touchdowns and took the X-Men to a Vanier Cup win. He would have a five year CFL career highlighted by a Western Conference All-Star selection in 1970.

We here at would like to congratulate the members of the CFL Hall of Fame Class of 2018.