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Thursday March 6th, 2014

 Ricky Williams ran for 6,279 yards and 72 touchdowns during his time at the University of Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Ricky Williams ran for 6,279 yards and 72 touchdowns during his time at the University of Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Former Texas All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Ricky Williams is among 75 former college stars that are eligible for the enshrinement into College Football Hall of Fame this year, the National Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Eighty-seven more players and 26 coaches from the divisional ranks are also on the ballot for induction. Six FBS coaches are also up for induction.

Others making their first appearance on the ballot include Miami linebacker Ray Lewis, Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch and Iowa State running back Troy Davis.

Former Heisman Trophy winning running back Rashaan Salaam of Colorado also appears on the ballot for the first time.

In order to be eligible, players must have been named a First-Team All-American by a major/national selector as recognized by the NCAA for its consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least 10 years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.

The 2014 Hall of Fame class will be announced in May and inducted in December. STAPLES: SEC spring football primer: Burning questions for each team

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