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Dwight Freeney, Tim Tebow headline New College Hall of Fame Class

Eighteen NFL alumni will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, December 5 in Las Vegas.

The names of these alums were announced last January and the players have received individual on-field recognition at their collegiate alma maters during this past season.

“Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to ever have played the game,” says NFL alum and National Football Foundation (NFF) Chairman Archie Manning. “We look forward to the induction ceremony at our annual NFF Awards Gala this Tuesday to immortalize their incredible performances.”

The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes 12 NFL alums who were first-round draft choices. They are Eric Berry (drafted by Chiefs), Reggie Bush (Saints), Dwight Freeney (Colts), Robert Gallery (Raiders), Derrick Johnson (Chiefs), Bill Kollar (Bengals), Luke Kuechly (Panthers), Jeremy Maclin (Eagles), Bryant McKinnie (Vikings), Tim Tebow (Broncos), Troy Vincent (Dolphins), and DeAngelo Williams (Panthers).

On the other hand, many of us can better associate, perhaps, with Michael Stonebreaker, who was not selected until the ninth round of the 1991 Draft by the Bears. The Draft consisted of 12 rounds that year. Stonebreaker, the son of the late NFL alum Steve Stonebreaker, is the lowest drafted player in the Hall of Fame class this year.

Additional information on the entire 2023 Class is available here.

We at NFL Alumni congratulate our new College Hall of Fame brothers while, at the same time, reminding all you alums that you deserve a special acknowledgment just for having competed on the highest level in the most popular sport in our country.