Tebow among 1st-timers on college HOF ballot

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Tim Tebow, Alex Smith and Ryan Leaf spotlight the first-time candidates on the poll for the School Soccer Corridor of Fame, it was introduced Monday.

In all, there are 80 gamers and 9 coaches from FBS, and 96 gamers and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.

The poll was emailed Monday to the greater than 12,000 Nationwide Soccer Basis members and present Corridor of Famers, who’ve by June 30 to vote. These votes will then be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Courtroom, which is able to choose the category. The Honors Courtroom is chaired by NFF board member and School Soccer Corridor of Famer Archie Griffin.

The latest inductees might be introduced in early 2023.

Tebow led Florida to 2 nationwide championships and have become the primary sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He was a three-time SEC Offensive Participant of the Yr and set 28 college information throughout his profession.

Smith, the previous Utah quarterback, led the Utes to their first 12-0 season in 2004 and was an All-American that yr. He retired from the NFL in 2021 after coming back from a devastating leg damage to be named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2020.

Leaf was the 1997 Pac-10 Offensive Participant of the Yr at Washington State, main the Cougars to their first league title in class historical past and first Rose Bowl berth in 67 years.

Different notable names as first-time candidates: Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma linebacker Rocky Calmus, Penn State operating again Ki-Jana Carter, Oregon operating again LaMichael James, Boston School linebacker Luke Kuechly, Oklahoma defensive lineman Dewey Selmon and Memphis operating again DeAngelo Williams.

USC operating again Reggie Bush, Kentucky quarterback Tim Sofa, Florida State operating again Warrick Dunn, Syracuse defensive finish Dwight Freeney and Miami linebacker Ray Lewis are amongst holdovers from ballots in different years.

Gamers are eligible if they’re 10 full seasons faraway from their ultimate yr of faculty soccer and have obtained first-team All-America honors by a corporation acknowledged by the NCAA.

Coaches are eligible three full seasons after retirement or instantly after retirement if they’re not less than 70 years previous. A coach additionally should have been a head coach for not less than 10 years and have coached not less than 100 video games with a profitable share of .600 or higher.

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