Not surprisingly, some very familiar names highlight the most recent additions to the College Football Hall of Fame.
In conjunction with the Hall, the National Football Foundation announced Monday morning a total of 15 individuals — 13 players and two coaches — who will be inducted as part of the Class of 2019. Three of the player inductees hail from the SEC, while two apiece come from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12. There is also one inductee from Notre Dame (Raghib “Rocket” Ismail) and one from a Div. III school (John Carroll’s London Fletcher).
Below are all of the individuals who have earned induction into the Hall as part of this year’s class.
TERRELL BUCKLEY – DB, Florida State (1989-91)
RICKEY DIXON – DB, Oklahoma (1984-87)
LONDON FLETCHER – LB, John Carroll [OH] (1995-97)
JACOB GREEN – DL, Texas A&M (1977-79)
TORRY HOLT – WR, North Carolina State (1995-98)
RAGHIB ISMAIL – KR/WR, Notre Dame (1988-90)
DARREN McFADDEN – RB, Arkansas (2005-07)
JAKE PLUMMER – QB, Arizona State (1993-96)
TROY POLAMALU – DB, Southern California (1999-2002)
JOE THOMAS – OL, Wisconsin (2003-06)
LORENZO WHITE – RB, Michigan State (1984-87)
PATRICK WILLIS – LB, Mississippi (2003-06)
VINCE YOUNG – QB, Texas (2003-05)
DENNIS ERICKSON – 179-96-1 (65.0%); Idaho (1982-85, 2006), Wyoming (1986), Washington State (1987-88), Miami [FL] (1989-94), Oregon State (1999-2002), Arizona State (2007-11)
JOE TAYLOR – 233-96-4 (70.6%); Howard (1983), Virginia Union (1984-91), Hampton (1992-2007), Florida A&M (2008-12)
“We are extremely proud to announce the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” said Archie Manning, NFF chairman, in a statement. “Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments. The Class will be part of a momentous year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of college football this season.”
The newest class will be inducted Dec. 10 of this year at the annual NFF awards dinner in New York City.