EIU's Tony Romo Selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Darren Sproles selected to the College Football Hall of Fame

EIU's Tony Romo Selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 class, per CBS announcer Jim Nantz via Sports Illustrated.

Sproles played on some of the most memorable teams in K-State history as the Wildcats went 22-6 over his sophomore and junior seasons, including the 2003 campaign when Kansas State won its first Big 12 Championship with a 35-7 upset over top-ranked Oklahoma.

Heisman Trophy victor Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among 13 former players and coaches who make up the final class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Former Florida A&M head coach Rudy Hubbard joined Stoops as the only coaches inducted this year.

He made All-American as a junior and then, as a senior, became the first Longhorn to win the Lombardi Trophy, the award presented to the best college football player in the country as chosen by the Lombardi Foundation, as well as the UPI Award given to the best lineman in the country.

The two former Hawkeyes were recognized for their contributions to college football on Monday.

Oklahoma (1999-2016) The 11 First Team All-America players and two standout coaches in the 2021 Class were selected from the national ballot of 78 players and seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and the 99 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.

Sproles finished his career with six years in Philadelphia, earning three Pro Bowl selections and earning a Super Bowl Ring following the 2017 season. Stoops was a four-year starter for Iowa, from 1979 through 1982. During that time, the Newark, New Jersey, native became a 1981 consensus All-American, a team captain, and a two-time All-Big Ten honoree. He still holds the franchise record for sacks with 100. He retired following the 2019 season, and he ranks sixth in National Football League history in career all-purpose yardage with 19,696 yards. He holds the NCAA record with seven career kickoff returns for touchdowns and is third in FBS history with 7,588 career all-purpose yards.

The College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will also be inducted December 7 as the 2020 enshrinement ceremony was canceled because of COVID-19.

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