2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Announced

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2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Announced

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2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Announced

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Carson Palmer and Bob Stoops lead the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class


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2021 College Football Hall of Fame Players

2021 College Football Hall of Fame Head Coaches

Bob Stoops, Oklahoma

Randy Hubbard, Florida A&M


2021 College Football Hall of Fame Head Players

Harris Barton, North Carolina, Offensive Tackle

-1986 First Team All-American and NFF National Scholar-Athlete
– 1986 First Team All-ACC selection who was named the league’s most outstanding offensive lineman the same season
– Helped Heels rank first in the ACC and sixth nationally in total offense (436.0 ypg) during senior campaign.

David Fulcher, Arizona State, Defensive Back

– Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in both 1984 and 1985
– Three-time All-Pac-10 selection who led ASU to 1985 Holiday Bowl berth
– Recorded 14 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and 286 tackles in career.

Dan Morgan, Miami, Linebacker

– 2000 unanimous First Team All-American and first player to sweep the Butkus, Bednarik and Nagurski awards in one season
– 2000 Big East Defensive Player of the Year and three-time First Team All-Big East selection
– Canes all-time leader in tackles (532) who started a school-record 45 games.

Carson Palmer, USC, Quarterback

– 2002 consensus First Team All-American and Heisman Trophy recipient
– 2002 Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year who set conference/school career records for total offense (11,621 yds) and passing yards (11,818)
– Led USC to a share of the 2002 Pac-10 title and first 11-win season since 1979.

Kenneth Sims, Texas, Defensive Tackle

– Two-time First Team All-American (1980-consensus, 1981-unanimous) and recipient of the 1981 Lombardi Award
– Finished eighth in 1981 Heisman Trophy voting and led Longhorns to four bowl berths
– Two-time First Team All-SWC performer who ranks fourth in school history with 29 career sacks.

C.J. Spiller, Clemson, Running Back/Kick Returner

– 2009 unanimous First Team All-America kick returner, also earning Second Team All-America honors as a running back the same year
– 2009 ACC Player of the Year who set 31 Clemson records by career’s end
– Career all-purpose yards (7,588) ranks first all-time in ACC annals and fourth all-time in NCAA history.

Darren Sproles, Kansas State, Running Back/Kick Returner

– 2003 First Team All-American who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting the same year
– Left K-State with 28 school records, including career rushing (4,979) and all-purpose yards (6,812)
– Three-time All-Big 12 performer who holds the league record in career 100-yards games (24).

Aaron Taylor, Notre Dame, Offensive Tackle

– Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in ’92 and unanimous in ’93
– 1993 Lombardi Award winner and named College Interior Lineman of the Year by Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio)
– Led Irish to four bowl games.

Andre Tippett, Iowa, Defensive End

– 1981 consensus First Team All-American who led Hawkeyes to 1982 Rose Bowl berth
– Two-time First Team All-Big Ten performer, leading Iowa to 1981 Big Ten championship
– Holds Iowa record for tackle for loss yardage (153 yards/20 TFL).

Al Wilson, Tennessee, Linebacker

-1998 consensus First Team All-American who led the Vols to the inaugural BCS national title in 1998
– Helped Tennessee to four postseason berths and four AP top 10 finishes
– Two-time All-SEC performer led Vols to consecutive SEC titles (1997, 1998) and only lost three conference games in career.

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