The National Football Foundation released the names of 77 players up for consideration for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, and eight of them are former Patriots. Andre Tippett, Tedy Bruschi, Vinny Testaverde, Tony Franklin, Charlie Gogolak, Mike Ruth, Rod Shoate, and Don Trull are all on the ballot. The Hall of Fame class will be revealed at noon May 7 in New York City. The awards dinner is slated for Dec. 10. A look at the former Patriots: Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, defensive end -- Two-time first-team All-American (1994, ’95) … Tied NCAA career record with 52 sacks … 1995 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection … Helped lead Arizona to three bowls. Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, placekicker -- Two-time first-team All-American (1976, ’78) … Set seven NCAA records, including most 50-yard-plus field goals (15) and most points by a kicker in a career (291). Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, placekicker -- 1965 first-team All-American … Set seven NCAA records ... Played on 8-1 Princeton team in 1965 … Two-time first-team All-Ivy … Holds four school records … Revolutionized kicking game utilizing the soccer-style technique.
Eight former Patriots on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Boston Globe | Mar 6