College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of Fame of the College Footballs in the United States. It is located in South Bend, Indiana near the site of the University of Notre Dame. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1947 by the National Football Foundation ( NFF), a nonprofit organization that supports the American college football sport and promotes.
In the Hall of Fame is reminded to deserving players and coaches who have rendered outstanding services to the College Football. Exhibits Footballdevotionalien and portraits of the honored guests. As of 2008, the Hall of Fame had 829 players and 178 coaches as members. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the football team of the University of Notre Dame, provides the most members with 42 people. This is followed by Michigan State University with 29 members, and the University of Southern California with 28 members.
Are entitled to vote the 10,000 members of the NFF, which in turn is divided into 119 local groups. The final decision on inclusion in the Hall of Fame hits a selection committee of the NFF. Members into the Hall of Fame were elected for the first time in 1951, the first members were, among others, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and Knute Rockne.
General admission requirement
In the Hall of Fame former players and coaches to be recorded. The services in professional football are not a criterion for admission. Members must have made outstanding in college football sports in particular. There are each separate special admission requirements for players and coaches.
Special admission requirement
- The player must be on a college team, the first game played classes,
- College study must be completed for 10 years,
- His professional career must be completed
- His character, his reputation, his lifestyle and his career must have been free from reproach and outstanding.
- The coaching career must have lasted at least 10 years,
- He must have supervised a team in at least 100 games
- He must have won 60 % of the Games,
- He must have finished his career for three years or older than 75 years, if he is still active as a coach.
In the Hall of Fame, among other numerous well-known football players were included, which are in the record books of the NFL and / or College Football today:
- Jay Berwanger
- Terry Bradshaw
- Jim Brown
- Larry Csonka
- Bob Griese
- Chad Hennings
- Ronnie Lott
- Bronko Nagurski
- Merlin Olsen
- O.J. Simpson
- Emmitt Smith
- Bruce Smith
- Bubba Smith
- Roger Staubach
- Reggie White
The following well-known football coach are a member of the Hall of Fame: