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Derrick Thomas finally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

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IRVING, Texas (May 22, 2014) – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Class, which includes the names of 14 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches. The inductees were selected from the national ballot of 75 All-America players and six elite coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and the 87 players and 26 coaches from the divisional ranks. PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, served as the official presenting sponsor of the announcement, which took place at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. 

2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

Players:

·       DRE BLY – DB, North Carolina (1996-98)

·       TONY BOSELLI – OT, Southern California (1991-94)

·       DAVE BUTZ – DT, Purdue (1970-72)

·       SHANE CONLAN – LB, Penn State (1983-86)

·       JOE HAMILTON – QB, Georgia Tech (1996-99)

·       JOHN HUARD – LB, Maine (1964-66)

·       DARRIN NELSON – HB, Stanford (1977-78, 1980-81)

·       WILLIE ROAF – OL, Louisiana Tech (1990-92)

·       JOHN SCIARRA – QB, UCLA (1972-75)

·       STERLING SHARPE – WR, South Carolina (1983, 1985-87)

·       LEONARD SMITH – CB, McNeese State (1979-82)

·       DERRICK THOMAS (deceased)  LB, Alabama (1985-88)

·       LaDAINIAN TOMLINSON – TB, Texas Christian (1997-00)

·       WESLEY WALLS – TE, Mississippi (1985-88)

Coaches:

·       MIKE BELLOTTI – 137-80-2 (63%); Chico State (Calif.) (1984-88) and Oregon (1995-08)

·       JERRY MOORE – 242-135-2 (64.1%); North Texas (1979-80), Texas Tech (1981-85) and Appalachian State (1989-12)

(Courtesy: National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame)

About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF Showcases, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF Faculty Salute Initiative presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF also presents the William V. Campbell Trophy endowed by HealthSouth and hosted at the New York Athletic Club as well as bestowing several other major awards at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. NFF corporate partners include the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Sports Business Journal, and Under Armour. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.

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