Both players and coaches are eligible for induction. This year there are 17 players and 4 coaches being recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame.
Some of the players include:
Troy Aikman, UCLA ’87-’88. Went on to win three Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys.
Jay Novacek, Wyoming ’82-84. Completed 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State ’84-’87. Played four Super Bowls with Buffalo Bills.
Billy Cannon, LSU ’57-59. Won the 1959 Heisman trophy and is now head of dentistry at Angola Federal Penitentiary.
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern ’93-’96. Currently the team’s head coach.
Some of the coaches include:
Volney Ashford (deceased), Missouri Valley ’37-’67). Record was 197-55-12.
via USA Today