Michael Vick, Larry Fitzgerald lead College FB HOF ballot


Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Vick and Terrell Suggs highlight 78 former players on the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Monday by the National Football Foundation.

The ballot also includes nine coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision as well as 101 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks.

Fitzgerald, Vick and Suggs all made the ballot in their first year of eligibility.

“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot considering more than 5.62 million people have played college football and only 1,074 players have been inducted,” NFF president & CEO Steve Hatchell said in the release. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. Being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game, and we look forward to announcing the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class early next year.”

Vick led Virginia Tech to the then-BCS National Championship game on Jan. 4, 2000, a 46-29 loss to Florida State. He finished third in the 1999 Heisman Trophy voting, throwing for 2,065 yards and rushing for another 682. He combined for 22 touchdowns. He went No. 1 to the Atlanta Falcons in 2001.

Fitzgerald won the Biletnikoff Award in 2003 and finished second in Heisman balloting after catching 92 passes for 1,672 yards and 22 TDs. Pitt retired his No. 1 jersey in 2013. He went on to be the No. 4 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Suggs recorded 44 sacks in three seasons at Arizona State with 65 1/2 tackles for loss. He was selected 10th overall in the 2003 draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

Membership voting goes through June 30. The announcement of who will be inducted will come in early 2024.

–Field Level Media

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