Friday, 19 October, 2018

Former Griz QB named to College Football Hall of Fame

Former Griz QB named to College Football Hall of Fame Former Griz QB named to College Football Hall of Fame
Betsy Taylor | 09 January, 2018, 00:54

Woodson, 41, helped lead the Wolverines to their 1997 co-national championship, earning first-team All-American Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors while claiming the prestigious Heisman Trophy.

Other notable names who are part of the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 include: Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Miami safety Ed Reed and MI cornerback Charles Woodson.

The 2018 class officially will be inducted during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The announcement was made by the National Football Foundation on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, which features Woodson as an analyst.

He finished his college career with 18 interceptions.

Taylor was a key member of the Huskers' dominate run under Tom Osborne that ended with national titles in 1994-95 and 1997.


Taylor had his No. 67 jersey retired by the Huskers in 1998.

Prior to his retirement in 2015, Beamer was the winningest active coach in FBS history at the time of his retirement, having tallied an impressive career record of 238-121-2 at Virginia Tech.

Dickenson played professionally for 12 seasons, mostly in the CFL, where he led the B.C. Lions to the 2006 Grey Cup championship.

The Wichita Falls, Texas, native played for College Football Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne and alongside Hall of Famers Tommie Frazier and Grant Wistrom during his time at Nebraska.

Frank Beamer and Matt Stinchcomb will join Mack Brown in participating in the coin toss on the field during the championship game.

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