This year the College Football Hall of Fame moves from South Bend, Indiana to Atlanta, Georgia, perhaps a symbolic move that exemplifies the recent power shift to the South. The first class to be inducted into the new facility was announced last week, and the 2014 class is composed of a wide array of football legends. The 2014 class has first team All-Americans, National Champions, NFF Scholar award winners, bowl MVPs, conference players-of-the-year, 1st round NFL draft picks, and spans over 5 decades. Listed below are the 16 individuals selected, along with their official ballot description from the National Football Foundation.
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Dre Bly - DB - North Carolina - 1996-1998
Three-time First Team All-American, twice earning consensus honors…Three-time All-ACC pick who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1996…Holds school records for career (20) and single-season (11) interceptions.
Tony Boselli - OT - Southern California - 1991-1994
Two-time First Team All-American in 1992 and 1994 (consensus-1994)…Named top offensive lineman in Pac-10 (1994)…1994 NFF National Scholar-Athlete and Outland Trophy finalist
Dave Butz - DT - Purdue - 1970-1972
1972 consensus First Team All-American... Finalist for the Lombardi Award in 1972 and named First Team All-Conference...Named Defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl