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Former Kentucky QB Tim Couch on Hall of Fame ballot

DALLAS (AP) — Heisman Trophy winning running backs Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and Ricky Williams of Texas are among the stars making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year.

Some of the other notable first-timers on the ballot released Thursday are Iowa State running back Troy Davis, a two-time Heisman finalist, Miami linebacker Ray Lewis, Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson and Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch, a former No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.

Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas and Nebraska Heisman winner Eric Crouch are among the holdovers on the 75-player major college ballot. There are also six coaches up for selection, including Mike Bellotti of Oregon.

More than 12,000 National Football Foundation members receive ballots. Their votes are tabulated and then given to the NFF’s 17-member honors court, which selects a class of about 14 players and two coaches.

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  1. Little Baron

    Great player, quality person, KY born, chose UK and put UK on the football map for a couple of seasons, for a rare trip to a major bowl. He’s definitely among the top of those who meant so much to the program, such as Babe Parilli, Rick Norton, Jeff VanNote, Sonny Collins, Still (played in ’77), Ramsey… and others…

  2. Ira

    Congrats! Hope he makes it in first time around. I also hope they keep bringing Tim Couch and other players back around the program as much as possible.

    1. Love SEC F-Ball

      I agree – Players like Couch, Tamme, Woodyard, Trevathan, Cobb & others are huge ambassadors for the University.

    2. TrueBlueJohn

      I feel that as long as Mark Stoops is coach, former players will be welcome around the program. It always bothered me when I read about UNC having players like Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Sam Perkins around their current players. My immediate thought was, “Why don’t we do that?”. It all depends on the reception that they get from the coaching staff. I was happy to find out how involved Tim Couch was in the last coaching search. I hope that Tim is elected on the first ballot.

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