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Vic, Fitzgerald, Suggs on the 2024 College Football HOF ballot

Vic, Fitzgerald, Suggs on the 2024 College Football HOF ballot

Blake BaumgartnerESPN staff writerJun 5, 2023 04:26 p.m3 minutes to read

Michael Vick had two great years at Virginia Tech

Michael Vick made a name for himself with two solid seasons at Virginia Tech, including leading the Hokies to a trip to the 2000 BCS National Championship game.

Michael Vick, Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Suggs are among the former players in the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame vote, which was released Monday.

National Football Foundation (NFF) The ballot was issued In conjunction with the College Hall of Fame. The 2024 ballot consisted of 78 FBS players and nine coaches, of which 101 players and 32 coaches were from the team ranks.

Vick, Fitzgerald, and Suggs are all on the ballot for induction in their first year of eligibility.

“It is just a great honor to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame given that over 5.62 million people have played college football and only 1,074 players have been inducted,” NFL President and CEO Steve Hatchell said in a statement. “Hall’s requirement of being the first all-American team creates a group much smaller than the roughly 1,500 individuals who even qualify. Being in today’s elite group means that the individual is truly among the greatest to ever play the game.”

Before going No. 1 to Atlanta Falcons In the 2001 NFL Draft, Vic starred Virginia Tech For two seasons (1999-2000), he led Frank Beamer’s program to the BCS National Championship game in the 1999 season.

Vick finished third in Heisman Trophy voting that season as a freshman after helping the Hokies go undefeated in the regular season at 11-0 before losing to Florida State in the 2000 Sugar Bowl.

Fitzgerald played for two years Pittsburgh (2002-03) and won the Biletnikoff Award during his sophomore season in 2003 after catching 92 passes for 1,672 yards and 22 touchdowns. The number 1 jersey was retired by Pittsburgh on July 1, 2013.

the Arizona Cardinals Fitzgerald, who finished second to Oklahoma quarterback Jason White in the 2003 Heisman vote, selected the third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Suggs, who was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by Baltimore Crowsplayed three seasons (2000-02) for Arizona. He finished his time there with 163 tackles and 44 sacks while leaving as the Sun Devils’ career leader in tackles for loss (65½). His 24 sacks as a senior in 2002 established a new NCAA single-season record at the time.

Membership voting continues through June 30, and the chapter will be announced in early 2024.

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