The National Football Foundation announced the 2010 class today.
The most prominent name on the list is the late Pat Tillman, former linebacker at Arizona State and defensive back in the NFL, who enlisted in the military in the aftermath of 9/11 and was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
Two SEC schools had players earn Hall honors.
Former Arkansas center Ronnie Caveness played for Frank Broyles from 1962-1964 when the Razorbacks were part of the old Southwest Conference.
Jerry Stovall was an All-American halfback at LSU, where he succeeded legendary Heisman winner Billy Cannon. Stovall finished second in Heisman voting in 1962 (to Terry Baker of Oregon State), and later coached the Bengal Tigers.
Two coaches were elected.
Gene Stallings won the 1992 national championship at Alabama, and was a member of Bear Bryant’s famed “Junction Boys” as a player at Texas A&M.
Current Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez won back-to-back Rose Bowls as head coach of the Badgers, the only Big Ten coach to accomplish that feat. He and Woody Hayes are the only Big Ten coaches to win three Rose Bowls.
The complete list of inductees is below.
•DENNIS BYRD – DT, North Carolina State (1964-67)
•RONNIE CAVENESS – C, Arkansas (1962-64)
•RAY CHILDRESS – DL, Texas A&M (1981-84)
•RANDY CROSS – OG, UCLA (1973-75)
•SAM CUNNINGHAM – RB, Southern California (1970-72)
•MARK HERRMANN – QB, Purdue (1977-80)
•CLARKSTON HINES – WR, Duke (1986-89)
•DESMOND HOWARD – WR, Michigan (1989-91)
•CHET MOELLER – DB, Navy (1973-75)
•JERRY STOVALL – HB, LSU (1960-62)
•PAT TILLMAN* – LB, Arizona State (1994-97)
•ALFRED WILLIAMS – LB, Colorado (1987-90)
•BARRY ALVAREZ – 118-73-4 Wisconsin (1990-2005)
•GENE STALLINGS – 89-70-1 Texas A&M (1965-71) Alabama (1990-96)