Wilber Marshall among nominees for College Football Hall of Fame
Former All-American Wilber Marshall is among 75 players who are nominated and on the official ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Of the 4.6 million individuals who have played college football, only 829 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 178 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.
Marshall was an All-American linebacker who played for the Gators from 1980-83. He was a first-round draft selection by the Chicago Bears.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football. The candidate's post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.
The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live on ESPNEWS at a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City May 1 and inducted at The National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 9. They will be officially enshrined at the Hall in South Bend, Ind. in the summer of 2009.