New Hall of Famers Will Be Inducted This December
The 2021 Class of the College Football Hall of Fame features 11 outstanding NFL alumni who formally will be inducted at the National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner later this year.
This new class was announced yesterday (January 11) and includes the following players:
- T Harris Barton (North Carolina) NFL years: 1987-98
- S David Fulcher (Arizona State) NFL years: 1986-93
- LB Dan Morgan (Miami) NFL years: 2001-07
- QB Carson Palmer (Southern California) NFL years: 2003-17
- QB Tony Romo (Eastern Illinois) NFL years 2003-16
- DE Kenneth Sims (Texas) NFL years: 1982-89
- RB C.J. Spiller (Clemson) NFL years: 2010-17
- RB Darren Sproles (Kansas State) NFL years: 2005-19
- T Aaron Taylor (Notre Dame) NFL years: 1994-99
- LB Andre Tippett (Iowa) NFL years: 1982-93
- LB Al Wilson (Tennessee) NFL years: 1999-2006
“Each of these men has established himself among the best to ever have played the game,“ says NFF Chairman & College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning. “We look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments.”
The new class includes six offensive and five defensive standouts. Seven of the inductees were first-round draft choices while Tony Romo was the only member of the group to enter the league as an undrafted free agent. (Don’t feel too bad for young Tony; he is doing pretty well as a CBS game analyst.)
All of us—whether Hall of Famers or non-vested rookies—should be proud of our accomplishments in our great sport. The College Hall of Fame estimates that more than five million individuals have played college football over the past 150 years. However, only 25,000 of us were fortunate enough to “play on Sunday” and wear an NFL uniform.
We at NFL Alumni congratulate the 11 new College Hall of Famers and thank them for their contributions both on the field and in their local communities.