Other notable names who are part of the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 include: Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Miami safety Ed Reed and MI cornerback Charles Woodson.
Beamer led Virginia Tech for almost three decades, winning 280 games in his coaching career, which ranks sixth in FBS history.
Former Appalachian State football coach Mack Brown earned his spot in the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday.
The other seven selections were Rice's Trevor Cobb, Penn State's Kerry Collins, Montana's Dave Dickenson, Illinois' Dana Howard, Temple's Paul Palmer, Georgia's Matt Stinchcomb and Matt Tjeerdsma, who coached at Austin College and Northwest Missouri State.
The new inductees were announced in Atlanta, site of Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. "Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments".More news: Golden Globes 2018: 'Oprah For President' - Twitter Cheers Her Emotional Speech
Reed is the seventh player in Miami history to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He is the winningest coach in Virginia Tech history and has won 7 conference championships and 11 bowl games.
The class included 1997 Heisman Trophy victor Charles Woodson of MI, which split the '97 national championship with Taylor's final Husker team.
Dickenson played professionally for 12 seasons, mostly in the CFL, where he led the B.C. Lions to the 2006 Grey Cup championship.
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