Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson, Ed Reed and Mack Brown are among the 13 men who make up the 2018 College Football Hall Of Fame Class of inductees.
ESPN revealed the 2018 class of Hall of Famers this morning on SportsCenter. The announcement was particularly cool because they had Mack Brown live on air and ran a thank you reel starring his ESPN colleagues then surprised him with a phone call from Vince Young.
While the College Football Hall Of Fame doesn’t hold the same clout as the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Akron, it’s underrated and helps us remember standout college football stars. Players like Matt Leinart (and probably one day Vince Young) are what make the College Football HOF great, they were incredibly fun to watch and dominated the NCAA but didn’t quite translate to NFL success.
This years class is super impressive, from top to bottom. Here is the full list of the inductees for the 2018 College Football Hall Of Fame Class:
- Charles Woodson (Michigan)
- Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech)
- Ed Reed (Miami)
- Mack Brown (Texas)
- Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech)
- Trevor Cobb (Rice)
- Kerry Collins (Penn State)
- Dave Dickenson (Montana)
- Dana Howard (Illinois)
- Paul Palmer (Temple)
- Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia)
- Aaron Taylor (Nebraska)
- Mel Tjeerdsma (Northwest Missouri State)
At first I was, like, “who snuck a Northwest Missouri State dude onto the list?” but then I looked into this Mel Tjeerdsma (phenomenal name, by the way) character. Mel Tjeerdsma won three D-II National Championships, including back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999. Mel lead the Bearcats to a dozen MIAA Conference titles, ten of which were undefeated seasons of conference play. WHAT. A. BEAST. Respect, Mel.
Personally, I have one bone to pick with the CFB HOF. Kentucky hero and legendary NCAA quarterback Tim Couch was among this year’s nominees and somehow, those morons didn’t vote him in with flying colors. I call bullshit but hey, I’m unfortunately not in charge of this stuff.