Not only do college football fans take pride in seeing their school's players excel on football Saturdays, but they
often cheer these individual's NFL accomplishments.  This section focuses on the college football programs that
have had their players make the biggest impact on the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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School
# of HOF
Members
Colleges With the Most Pro Football Hall of Fame Members
Through the Class of 2016
USC
12
Morris (Red) Badgro , Frank Gifford , Ronnie Lott , Lynn Swann , Willie Wood , Ron Yary , Ron Mix , O.J.
Simpson , Anthony Muñoz , Bruce Matthews , Marcus Allen, Junior Seau
Notre Dame
12
Nick Buoniconti , George Connor , Paul Hornung , Earl (Curly) Lambeau , John (Blood) McNally , Alan
Page , George Trafton , Wayne Millner , Joe Montana , Dave Casper, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown
Ohio State
9
Don Hutson , Ozzie Newsome , Bart Starr , Dwight Stephenson , Derrick Thomas , Joe Namath , John
Hannah, Orlando Pace
Michigan
8
Dan Dierdorf , Len Ford , Bill Hewitt , Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch* , Tom Mack , Ralph Wilson, Jr. , Benny
Friedman , George Allen
Pitt
8
Joe Schmidt , Dan Marino , Mike Ditka , Russ Grimm , Rickey Jackson , Tony Dorsett, Chris Doleman,
Curtis Martin
Alabama
8
Don Hutson , Ozzie Newsome , Bart Starr , Dwight Stephenson , Derrick Thomas , Joe Namath , John
Hannah, Ken Stabler
Syracuse
8
Larry Csonka , John Mackey , Jim Ringo , Art Monk , Al Davis , Floyd Little , Jim Brown, Marvin Harrison
Illinois
6
Harold (Red) Grange , Ray Nitschke , Hugh (Shorty) Ray , George Halas , Dick Butkus , Bobby Mitchell
Miami
6
Ted Hendricks , Jim Otto , Jim Kelly , Michael Irvin, Cortez Kennedy, Warren Sapp
Minnesota
6
Bud Grant , Bronko Nagurski , Leo Nomellini , Charlie Sanders , Carl Eller , Bobby Bell
Oregon
6
Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans , Mel Renfro , Norm Van Brocklin , Dave Wilcox , Gary Zimmerman , Dan Fouts
Penn State
6
Franco Harris , Mike Michalske , Lenny Moore , Mike Munchak , Jack Ham, Dave Robinson
Lynn Swann
USC
Although known for
producing NFL RB's
and QB's, WR Lynn
Swann was a dynamic
force for the Steelers
Super Bowl Dynasty of
the 1970s.
Swann was in the
class of 2001.
Joe Namath
Alabama
When Broadway Joe
delivered on his
Super Bowl III
guarantee against the
favored Baltimore
Colts, the former
Crimson Tide QB was
well on his way to
Canton.
School
# of HOF
Members
College Pro Football Hall of Fame Members
Through the class of 2010
SMU
5
Raymond Berry , Forrest Gregg , Lamar Hunt , Doak Walker , Eric Dickerson
Arizona State
5
Mike Haynes , John Henry Johnson , Charley Taylor , Randall McDaniel, Curly Culp
Nebraska
5
Guy Chamberlin, Roy Lyman, Bob Brown, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff
Florida State
4
Fred Biletnikoff, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Deion Sanders
Grambling
4
Junious (Buck) Buchanan , Willie Davis , Charlie Joiner , Willie Brown
Morgan State
4
Roosevelt Brown , Len Ford , Willie Lanier , Leroy Kelly
Purdue
4
Len Dawson , Bob Griese , Hank Stram , Rod Woodson
Texas
4
Tom Landry , Bobby Layne , Tex Schramm , Earl Campbell
UCLA
4
Tom Fears , Jimmy Johnson , Bob Waterfield , Troy Aikman
Source: ProFootballHOF.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame Eligibility and Voting
  • For former pro players and coaches to be eligible for the nominating process, a player
    must have been retired at least five years, and as of 2007, a coach must be retired for five
    years. Any other team personnel such as a franchise owner or team executive can be
    voted in at any time

  • Players, coaches or contributors may be nominated by fans.  They can contact the Hall  
    writing a letter or sending an email. The Selection Committee is then polled three times
    by mail to eventually narrow the list to 25 semifinalists: once in March, one in September,
    and one in October.  The 15 by mail balloting.

  • A group called the Senior Committee  then adds two finalists from prior to the modern era,
    making a final ballot of 17.  The modern area includes the previous 25 years.

  • The day before the Super Bowl, the Hall's Selection Committee  meets  to elect a new
    class. At least four, but no more than seven, candidates are elected annually.
Earl Campbell
Texas
Known as the "Tyler Rose,"
was a one person NFL
wrecking crew with his
punishing running style for
the Houston Oilers. This
former Longhorn was
inducted into the Hall of
Fame's Class of 1991.
Joe Montana
Notre Dame
Regarded by many
as the best NFL QB
of all-time, Montana
led the San
Francisco 49ers to
dynasty status by
leading the team to 4
Super Bowl titles in
the 1980's.  
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2011
Player
Position
College
Richard Dent
DE
Tennessee St.
Marshall Faulk
RB
San Diego State
Chris Hanburger
LB
North Carolina
Les Richter
LB
California
Deion Sanders
CB
Florida State
Shannon Sharpe
TE
Savannah State
Ed Sabol
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Franco Harris
Penn State
Besides making the
"Immaculate Reception" in a
last-second win over the
Raiders, Harris rushed for
12,120 yards while winning
3 Super Bowls.  Harris was
inducted into the Pro
Football HOF in 1990.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2010
Player
Position
College
Jerry Rice
WR
MS Valley State
Rickey Jackson
LB
Pittsburgh
Emmit Smith
RB
Florida
John Randle
DT
Texas A&I
Dick LeBeau
CB
Ohio State
Floyd Little
RB
Syracuse
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2013
Player
Position
College
Larry Allen
OL
Sonoma State
Chris Carter
WR
Ohio State
Curly Culp
DT
Arizona State
Jonathan Ogden
OT
UCLA
Bill Parcells
Coach
Wichita State
Dave Robinson
LB
Penn State
Warren Sapp
DT
Miami
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Farve was a 3-time MVP and led
the Pack to a Super Bowl title.
Stabler was the 1974 NFL MVP
and a winner in Super Bowl XI
Harrison was a 3x 1st team
All-Pro and a Super Bowl champ
Orlando pace anchored the Rams
line for more than a decade
Heisman Trophy
Winners in the NFL
Draft
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pro team these college
football legends were
drafted.  Many former
Heisman winners were the
top player in the NFL Draft
while some players never
had their named called by the
league.
NFL MVP's
Discover which players
have captured Pro
Football's Top
Individual Award
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2012
Player
Position
College
Curtis Martin
RB
Pittsburgh
Jack Butler
CB
St. Bonaventure
Dermonti Dawson
C
Kentucky
Chris Doleman
DE/LB
Pittsburgh
Cortez Kennedy
DT
Miami
Willie Roaf
OT
Louisiana Tech
Kevin Greene was a
defensive force for the
Steelers and Rams
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2015
Hail to the Irish & Huskers
Player
Position
College
Jerome Bettis
RB
Notre Dame
Tim Brown
WR
Notre Dame
Junior Seau
LB
USC
Charles Haley
DE/LB
James Madison
Will Shields
G
Nebraska
Mick Tingelhoff
C
Nebraska
Ron Wolf
Gen. Mgr.
Maryville College
Bill Polian
Gen. Mgr.
NYU
The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Class of 2014
The Hall Feels a Seminole Wind
Player
Position
College
Derrick Brooks
LB
Florida State
Ray Guy
P
Southern Miss
Claude Humphrey
DE
Tennessee St.
Walter Jones
OT
Florida State
Michael Strahan
DE
Texas Southern
Andre Reed
WR
Kutztown
Aeneas Williams
DB
Southern Univ.
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Class of 2016
Southern Miss lands 2nd Player in 3 years
Player
Position
College
Brett Favre
QB
Southern Miss
Orlando Pace
OT
Ohio State
Ken Stabler
QB
Alabama
Marvin Harrison
WR
Syracuse
Tony Dungy
Coach
Minnesota
Dick Stanfel
G
San Francisco
Kevin Greene
LB
Auburn
Eddie DeBartalo
Owner
N/A
Tony Dungy coached
Tampa and Indianapolis and
guided the Colts to a Super
Bowl championship
Source: NFL.com