More than six dozen NFL alumni are on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot that was announced this week.
While the final Class of 2023 will not be determined for several months, it is considered a prestigious honor simply to be placed on the ballot for consideration.
It is estimated by the National Football Foundation that 5.5 million individuals have played college football over the last 150 years but only 1,056 players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
The list of 2023 candidates includes at least four NFL alumni who already are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Those four football greats are: Tony Gonzalez (who played his college ball at Cal), Marvin Harrison (Syracuse), Steve Hutchinson (Michigan), and Ray Lewis (University of Miami).
The 2023 Hall of Fame ballot contains a total of 176 college players. Other notable NFL alumni under consideration on the ballot include:
Reggie Bush (USC), Dallas Clark (Iowa), Warrick Dunn (Florida State), Dwight Freeney (Syracuse) and Luke Kuechly (Boston College).
We at NFL Alumni will keep you updated as the voting process continues for this distinguished list of our members.