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NEW YORK (AP) - The latest class of College Football Hall of Famers is loaded on the defensive line.
Also headed for the Hall are Deion Sanders, who turned cornerback into a glamour position at Florida State from 1985-88, and former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, who won 75 percent of his games and the 1997 national championship in 13 seasons leading the Wolverines.
The rest of the players in the class revealed Tuesday were: Florida receiver Carlos Alvarez, Oregon State fullback Bill Enyart, Georgia defensive back Jake Scott, Nebraska guard Will Shields, Minnesota quarterback Sandy Stephens, West Virginia linebacker Darryl Talley, Oklahoma halfback Clendon Thomas and Michigan State receiver Gene Washington.
The Hall of Fame selection of 1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George from Ohio State was announced Monday.
“As my mother would say, and she said it a lot of times to me, ‘Son, you’ve led a charmed life,’” Maryland said.
Maryland was born in Chicago and was lightly recruited out of high school there, but went on to star on some of Miami’s greatest teams. He helped the Hurricanes win two national titles from 1986-90 before becoming the first overall pick in the 1991 draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
“Twenty-five years ago, not even knowing I was going to play college football at a high level, and here 25 years later after having played 10 years in the NFL … but some of my best times, where I was formed, were at the University of Miami,” he said.
Lyons grew up in Florida and settled in the New York area after a long NFL career with the Jets.
He played in Tuscaloosa from 1975-78 and got choked up talking about his old college coach, Bear Bryant, his Alabama teammates and the Crimson Tide fans, many of whom are still dealing with the aftermath of deadly tornados that swept through the state last month.
“Right now they’re going through a difficult time in their life with the devastating tornado,” he said. “But come Dec. 6 I’m going to put them all on my back and we’re going to get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.”
English helped Texas to a pair of Southwest Conference championships, playing for the Longhorns from 1972-74.
Waldrop was the nose guard for Arizona’s famed “Desert Swarm” defense. In his senior season of 1993, he won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top lineman.
The new inductees were chosen by the National Football Foundation’s honors court from a list of 79 finalists.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been a first-team All-American, played at least 10 years ago and cannot be currently playing pro football.
Coaches must have at least a .600 winning percentage to be eligible.
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