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Three Canes on 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Three Canes on 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Stefan Adams
Three University of Miami football legends have their names on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Monday.

Defensive lineman Jerome Brown and linebacker greats Ray Lewis and Dan Morgan are among the 76 players and five coaches from FBS included on the ballot.

Brown, who played defensive tackle from 1983-86, led the Canes to four consecutive New Year's Day bowl games. A unanimous first-team All-America selection in 1986, Brown was a finalist for both the Outland and Lombardi trophies as a senior. Brown finished his Miami career with 183 tackles, including 21 sacks, and added five fumbles caused. Brown's life was tragically cut short when he was killed in an automobile accident in October 1992. A member of both the UM Sports Hall of Fame and the Miami Football Ring of Honor, his No. 99 was retired by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lewis earned All-BIG EAST recognition in 1994 and 1995, compiling one of the most dominant careers by a linebacker ever at The U. Lewis, who ranks sixth all-time in career tackles at Miami with 388, has the two most prolific seasons in history to his name, having recorded 160 total tackles in 1995 and 152 in 1994. A two-time Super Bowl champion and 13-time NFL Pro Bowler, Lewis was drafted in the first round by Baltimore in 1996 and played all 17 seasons with the Ravens, compiling over 2,000 career tackles.

Miami's leading tackler in three of his four seasons, Morgan was named 2000 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and set the Miami standard with 532 career tackles over a sparkling career. Morgan became the first player in college football history to sweep the three major defensive awards (Butkus Award, Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy) and was a unanimous first-team All-American in his final year. He was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by Carolina and was a 2004 Pro Bowl selection.

Miami has eight players and 12 overall representatives who have been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame: Bennie Blades (Class of 2006), Don Bosseler (1990), Dennis Erickson (2019), Andy Gustafson (1985), Jack Harding (1980), Ted Hendricks (1987), Jimmy Johnson (2012), Russell Maryland (2011), Ed Reed (2018), Vinny Testaverde (2013), Gino Torretta (2009) and Arnold Tucker (2008).

The ballot will be emailed the week of June 2 to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF's Honors Courts, which deliberate and select the class. The FBS Honors Court, chaired by NFF Board Member and College Football Hall of Famer Archie Griffin from Ohio State, and the Divisional Honors Court, chaired by former Marshall head coach, longtime athletics director and NFF Board Member Jack Lengyel, include an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media.

As part of a continuing tradition, the NFF has partnered with the College Football Playoff (CFP) to announce the new College Football Hall of Fame class during festivities prior to the National Championship in the host city. The announcement of the 2020 Class will be made in January 2020 in New Orleans, and they will be inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, 2020, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The inductees will be permanently enshrined at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Of the 5.33 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869, only 1,010 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%)of those who have played the game during the past 150 years. From the coaching ranks, 219 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.
 

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Three University of Miami football legends have their names on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Monday.

Defensive lineman Jerome Brown and linebacker greats Ray Lewis and Dan Morgan are among the 76 players and five coaches from FBS included on the ballot.

Brown, who played defensive tackle from 1983-86, led the Canes to four consecutive New Year's Day bowl games. A unanimous first-team All-America selection in 1986, Brown was a finalist for both the Outland and Lombardi trophies as a senior. Brown finished his Miami career with 183 tackles, including 21 sacks, and added five fumbles caused. Brown's life was tragically cut short when he was killed in an automobile accident in October 1992. A member of both the UM Sports Hall of Fame and the Miami Football Ring of Honor, his No. 99 was retired by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lewis earned All-BIG EAST recognition in 1994 and 1995, compiling one of the most dominant careers by a linebacker ever at The U. Lewis, who ranks sixth all-time in career tackles at Miami with 388, has the two most prolific seasons in history to his name, having recorded 160 total tackles in 1995 and 152 in 1994. A two-time Super Bowl champion and 13-time NFL Pro Bowler, Lewis was drafted in the first round by Baltimore in 1996 and played all 17 seasons with the Ravens, compiling over 2,000 career tackles.

Miami's leading tackler in three of his four seasons, Morgan was named 2000 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and set the Miami standard with 532 career tackles over a sparkling career. Morgan became the first player in college football history to sweep the three major defensive awards (Butkus Award, Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy) and was a unanimous first-team All-American in his final year. He was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by Carolina and was a 2004 Pro Bowl selection.

Miami has eight players and 12 overall representatives who have been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame: Bennie Blades (Class of 2006), Don Bosseler (1990), Dennis Erickson (2019), Andy Gustafson (1985), Jack Harding (1980), Ted Hendricks (1987), Jimmy Johnson (2012), Russell Maryland (2011), Ed Reed (2018), Vinny Testaverde (2013), Gino Torretta (2009) and Arnold Tucker (2008).

The ballot will be emailed the week of June 2 to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF's Honors Courts, which deliberate and select the class. The FBS Honors Court, chaired by NFF Board Member and College Football Hall of Famer Archie Griffin from Ohio State, and the Divisional Honors Court, chaired by former Marshall head coach, longtime athletics director and NFF Board Member Jack Lengyel, include an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media.

As part of a continuing tradition, the NFF has partnered with the College Football Playoff (CFP) to announce the new College Football Hall of Fame class during festivities prior to the National Championship in the host city. The announcement of the 2020 Class will be made in January 2020 in New Orleans, and they will be inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, 2020, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The inductees will be permanently enshrined at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Of the 5.33 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869, only 1,010 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%)of those who have played the game during the past 150 years. From the coaching ranks, 219 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.
Outstanding overview Stefan! Thank you for sharing it with us! I believe that all three have a very good probability of being selected to the College HOF. They are all outstanding players with great careers at both the college and professional levels, and top notch representatives of our great University of Miami. GO CANES!!!
 
So ray Lewis is in the nfl hof but not cfb??!!!
Wow
How many examples of the hate do we need?

Don't know how you cannot have the GOAT LB of all-time in the hall. I'm trying to be as objective as hell on Brown and Morgan, and they'll both surely get in at some juncture. But Ray Lewis should've been a 1st ballot on the CFB HOF.
 
So ray Lewis is in the nfl hof but not cfb??!!!
Wow
How many examples of the hate do we need?
I had some wild stories with oomp too. Luckily none of mine ended up all over national media and with a court case. Sucks that ray will always be labeled behind that. Cause anyone who knew oomp knows that boy there is a wild boy and he did his own thing. Ain't seen him in like 10 years.
 
I'm NOT going to sweat this list at all

When you see the all time list of which Universities since the CFB HOF's inception in 1951 that have the most CFB HOF's its a lot easier to blow the list off as almost meaningless

Seems that they've been trying to catch up with the previous bygone era's of football.... So it will be awhile before Miami's players makes inroads

My grad school Univ. of Penn...an old Ivy powerhouse has 18!! So that shows you how irrelevant CFB HOF induction is nowadays...

The criteria for nomination also explains a great deal

  1. A player must have received major first team All-America recognition.
  2. A player becomes eligible for consideration 10 years after his last year of intercollegiate football played.
  3. Football achievements are considered first, but the post-football record as a citizen is also weighed.
  4. Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years.
  5. The nominee must have ended his professional athletic career prior to the time of the nomination.
  6. Coaches must have at least 10 years of head coaching experience, coached 100 games, and had at least a .600 win
Who selects INDUCTEES??
Members of the National Football Foundation, as well as athletics directors, coaches and members of CoSIDA ( College Sports Info Directors) are responsible for the final vote induction into the Hall of Fame....with the exception of coaches that's a real knowledgeable list :rk5i6fxwjlgev5j6.jpg:


RankSchoolHall of Famers
1.Notre Dame44
2.Southern Cal30
3.Michigan25
4.Ohio State23
5.Yale22
t6.Princeton21
t6.Oklahoma21
t8.Alabama19
t8.Tennessee19
T10.Stanford18
T10.Pittsburgh18
 

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