2022 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot: Ranking The Candidates

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2022 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot: Ranking The Candidates

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2022 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot: Ranking The Candidates

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Candidates for the Hall of Yeah, They Should Probably Be In

2022 Hall of Fame Ballot Rankings
Hall of the Very Good | Hall of Maybe
No-Doubters | Coaches

Yeah, fine … they should be in when all is said and done.

All player bullet points written by the National Football Foundation at footballfoundation.org.

35. John Lee, UCLA, Placekicker

– Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1985
– Boasted the NCAA’s highest career field goal percentage among players with at least 55 attempts (.859)
– Two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection who helped UCLA to three league titles and finished his career as the Bruins’ all-time scoring leader (390).

34. Kellen Moore, Boise State, Quarterback

-2010 First Team All-American finished career as the winningest starting QB (.943) in college football history
– Set the NCAA record for lowest career INT percentage (.017) and tied NCAA record with four 3,000-yard passing seasons
– Boise State’s all-time leading passer (14,667) earned three conference Player of the Year honors (2-WAC, 1-MWC).

33. Zach Wiegert, Nebraska, Offensive Tackle

– 1994 unanimous First Team All-American and winner of the Outland Trophy
– Led Huskers to 1994 National Championship and 1993 National Championship game appearance
– Three-time All-Big Eight selection who led Nebraska to league titles every year of career.

32. Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, Quarterback

-2008 First Team All-American and AT&T All-America Player of the Year who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting
– 2008 NFF National Scholar-Athlete holds seven NCAA records, including career 400-yard games (20)
– Three-time All-Big 12 performer ranks second in league history with 15,793 career passing yards.

31. Shaun Alexander, Alabama, Running Back

-1999 First Team All-American and SEC Player of the Year
– Finished career with the most rushing yards (3,565) and rushing TDs (41) in Alabama history
– Led the SEC in rushing (1,383), scoring (144 points) and TDs (24) during prolific senior campaign.

30. Todd Lyght, Notre Dame, Defensive Back

-Two-time First Team All-American, earning unanimous honors in 1989 and consensus laurels in 1990
– Led Irish to 1988 National Championship and perfect 12-0 season as well as national title game appearance in 1991 Orange Bowl
– Thorpe Award finalist who posted 11 career interceptions.

29. Garrison Hearst, Georgia, Running Back

-1992 unanimous First Team All-American and winner of the Doak Walker Award
– Finished third in 1992 Heisman Trophy voting after leading the nation in scoring (126 points)
– 1992 SEC Player of the Year finished career trailing only Herschel Walker in career rushing yards (3,232) at Georgia.

28. Paul Posluszny, Penn State, Linebacker

-Two-time First Team All-American (consensus in 2005) and one of only two two-time winners of the Bednarik Award
– 2005 Butkus Award recipient and two-time First Team All-Big Ten performer
– 2006 NFF National Scholar-Athlete ranks second all-time at PSU with 372 career tackles.

27. Terry Miller, Oklahoma State, Running Back

-Two-time First Team All-American, earning unanimous honors his senior season
– Two-time Heisman Trophy finalist (runner-up in 1977) finished career as the fourth-leading rusher in NCAA history (4,754)
– Two-time Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year is the only Cowboy RB to post three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

26. Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle

– Two-time First Team All-American (unanimous, ‘89, consensus, ’90)
– 1990 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and 1989 Big Ten Lineman of the Year
– Three-time First Team All-Conference pick and set school record for career TFL (57).

25. Dwight Freeney, Syracuse, Defensive End

– 2001 unanimous First Team All-American who holds the NCAA record for career sacks per game (1.61)
– 2001 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year, finishing career as the conference’s all-time leader in single-season sacks (17.5 in 2001)
– Holds the Syracuse record for career TFL (50.5).

24. Simeon Rice, Illinois, Linebacker

– Two-time First Team All-American and three-time First Team All-Big Ten selection
– Holds conference and school record for career sacks (44.5) and Illini record for career tackles for loss (69)
– Set school record for single, season sacks (16).

23. Chris Hudson, Colorado, Defensive Back

– 1994 consensus First Team All-American and Thorpe Award recipient
– Three-time First Team All-Big Eight selection who helped the Buffs to the 1991 conference title
– Finished career with 141 tackles, 15 INTs (including two returned for a TD) and 20 PBUs.

22. Champ Bailey, Georgia, Defensive Back

– 1998 consensus First Team All-American and recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Award
– Two-time First Team All-SEC selection who earned Defensive MVP honors in UGA’s win at the 1998 Peach Bowl
– Recorded more than 1,000 plays during the 1998 season, playing DB, WR and KR for the Bulldogs.

21. Tim Couch, Kentucky, Quarterback

– 1998 consensus First Team All-American who finished fourth in Heisman voting in 1998 and ninth in 1997
– 1998 SEC Player of the Year who led Cats to first win over Alabama in 75 years
– Set seven NCAA, 14 SEC and 26 school records.

20. Corey Moore, Virginia Tech, Defensive Lineman

– Two-time First Team All-American (1999-unanimous) and winner of the 1999 Lombardi and Nagurski awards
– Two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year led Hokies to 2000 National Championship Game
– Leader of Hokies famed “Lunch Pail Defense” that led the nation in rushing defense (85.0 ypg).

2022 Hall of Fame Ballot Rankings
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No-Doubters | Coaches

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