Former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth, Texas running back Ricky Williams, former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and current Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder are among 17 new inductees elected into the College Football Hall of Fame
Former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth, Texas running back Ricky Williams, former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and current Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder are among 17 new inductees elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bosworth was a two-time Butkus Award winner and All-America selection at Oklahoma, who was kicked off the team in 1987 after a positive steroid test.
Williams, another two-time first-team All-America selection, won the Doak Walker award twice and the Heisman Trophy in 1998. He held 21 NCAA records when he left school.
Tressel led the Buckeyes to the 2002 BCS Championship and Youngstown State to four national titles in the FCS. Tressel resigned from Ohio State in 2011 after he failed to report knowledge of his players receiving illegal benefits. Tressel is now the president of Youngstown State.
Synder, a four-time Big 12 coach of the year, has a 187-94 record in 23 seasons at Kansas State and has taken the Wildcats to 16 bowl games.
The induction will take place on Dec. 8, 2015 in New York City.
The 2015 inductees:
Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts (1990-93)
Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth (1984-86)
Arizona State linebacker Bob Breunig (1972-74)
Millsaps (Miss.) defensive lineman Sean Brewer (1989-92)
Pittsburgh offensive lineman Ruben Brown (1991-94)
Florida wide receiver Wes Chandler (1974-77)
Notre Dame wide receiver Thom Gatewood (1969-71)
Yale running back Dick Jauron (1970-72)
Michigan State running back Clinton Jones (1964-66)
Washington offensive lineman Lincoln Kennedy (1989-92)
Michigan running back Rob Lytle (1974-76)
Marshall quarterback Michael Payton (1989-92)
Kentucky defensive end Art Still (1974-77)
Texas Tech linebacker Zach Thomas (1992-95)
Texas running back Ricky Williams (1995-98)
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder (1989-2005, 2009-Present)
Youngstown State and Ohio State coach Jim Tressel (1986-2010)
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