On Thursday afternoon the National Football Foundation announced the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame inductees and there are some notable names on the list for this year’s ceremony.
Two of the names that immediately stand out are both players who made an impact not only at the collegiate level, but in their professional careers as well, former TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson and former South Carolina wide receiver Sterling Sharpe.
Tomlinson starred at TCU from 1997-2000 where he amassed 5,387 rushing yards with 56 touchdowns. In his senior year of 2000, Tomlinson broke the 2,000-yard mark, finishing up with 2,158 yards on the ground. He would go on to make his mark in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets.
Before becoming one of Brett Favre’s early favorite targets with the Green Bay Packers, Sharpe was a four-year star for the South Carolina Gamecocks where he finished his career with 2,497 yards on 169 catches with 17 touchdowns. His junior year in 1986 where he surpassed 1,000 yards on 74 catches with 10 touchdowns.
As always, though, for all of the greats that get in, there are some snubs, and one of them included former Texas running back Ricky Williams.
Among those NOT voted in CFB Hall of Fame this year: Ricky Williams, Texas; Eric Crouch, Nebraska, Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma. — Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) May 22, 2014