Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Ray Lewis, Lomas Brown, Simeon Rice among College Football Hall of Fame nominees

Eleven former players/coaches with state ties are up for consideration for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Notables notables on the ballot, released Monday morning, include:

Florida OT Lomas Brown: 1984 All-American and two-time all-SEC talent helped the Gators earn two top-10 finishes

Florida State DB Terrell Buckley: 1991 All-American won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back, and his 21 career interceptions remain the most in FSU history

UCF WR Bernard Ford: 1987 All-American averaged a program-best 21.8 yards per catch over his career

Miami LB Ray Lewis: 1995 All-American took the Hurricanes to two major bowls and twice led the Big East in tackles

Miami LB Dan Morgan: 2000 All-American was the first player to win the Butkus, Bednarik and Nagurski awards in the same season, and his 532 tackles are the most in UM history

UCF K Ed O'Brien: All-American holds a school record with 50 field goals

UCF P/K Charlie Pierce: Knights' all-time leader in punt yardage (7,111) and points scored (297)

UCF WR David Rhodes: Knights record holder in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns and tallied three 1,000-yard seasons

Illinois LB Simeon Rice: Before he starred for the Bucs, he was a two-time All-American who recorded a Big Ten-record 44 ½ career sacks

Miami coach Dennis Erickson: Won two national titles for the Hurricanes (1989, 1991) and was the Pac-12 coach of the year at three different schools (Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State)

Florida A&M coach Rudy Hubbard: Won national championships in 1977 and 1978

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