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College football highlights 2015-2016 highlights "HALL OF FAME"
Published: 2016/01/15
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#GTCAMP16 visit to College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Georgia Tech Athletics
Trip to Atlanta, GA and the College Football Hall of Fame!
Trip to Atlanta, GA and the College Football Hall of Fame!
Published: 2016/06/02
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All-Access MUSE Submission Video
All-Access MUSE Submission Video
Published: 2015/05/07
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College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta
College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta
Published: 2014/08/21
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So What's the Big Deal about the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2015/01/09
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Sneak peak of College Football Hall of Fame Museum
Sneak peak of College Football Hall of Fame Museum
Published: 2014/08/21
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College Football Pump Up||Hall Of Fame
College Football Pump Up||Hall Of Fame
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National Signing Day live from the College Football Hall of Fame
National Signing Day live from the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2017/02/01
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PUMP UP 2017-18 //"Hall of fame"//
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PUMP UP 2017-18 //"Hall of fame"//
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See the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.
See the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.
Published: 2014/08/30
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Published: 2014/11/24
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2012 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Show
2012 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Show
Published: 2012/07/22
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Gameday video from College Football Hall of Fame
Gameday video from College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/08/25
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Snoop Dogg Visits the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2015/01/06
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National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Troy Davis
National Football Foundation 2016 College Football Hall of Fame: Troy Davis
Published: 2016/12/07
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Congrats Tommie Frazier on Entering the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2013/05/07
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Mack Brown on 2018 Ballot for College Football Hall of Fame [June 1, 2017]
Mack Brown on 2018 Ballot for College Football Hall of Fame [June 1, 2017]
Published: 2017/06/01
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College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
Published: 2016/07/06
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College Football 2015-2016 Pump Up
College Football 2015-2016 Pump Up
Published: 2015/02/28
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National Signing Day from the College Football Hall of Fame
National Signing Day from the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: FOX 5 Atlanta
2016 College Football Hall of Fame Sizzle Reel
2016 College Football Hall of Fame Sizzle Reel
Published: 2016/12/12
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Zach Thomas to be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Zach Thomas to be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2015/01/09
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Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier headline 2017 College Football Hall of Fame class
Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier headline 2017 College Football Hall of Fame class
Published: 2017/01/09
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National Signing Day - College Football Hall Of Fame
National Signing Day - College Football Hall Of Fame
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: FOX 5 Atlanta
Atlanta 2014: College Football Hall of Fame
Atlanta 2014: College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/09/05
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MICHAEL STRAHAN Acceptance Speech, Black College Football Hall of Fame
MICHAEL STRAHAN Acceptance Speech, Black College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: BCF HOF
College Football Hall of Fame Visit
College Football Hall of Fame Visit
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Virginia Tech Athletics
Ricky Williams NFF College Football Hall of Fame highlights [Jan. 9, 2015]
Ricky Williams NFF College Football Hall of Fame highlights [Jan. 9, 2015]
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: Texas Longhorns
Baylor Football: Coleman & Drango Tour College Football Hall of Fame
Baylor Football: Coleman & Drango Tour College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2015/12/14
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Hall of fame football pump up
Hall of fame football pump up
Published: 2015/09/12
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JOHN STALLWORTH, Black College Football Hall of Fame
JOHN STALLWORTH, Black College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/03/02
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Wes Chandler: 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Wes Chandler: 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Published: 2015/01/09
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Published: 2016/07/21
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4-16-17 College Football Hall of Fame
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Published: 2017/05/17
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College Football Hall of Fame Commercial
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Published: 2012/06/09
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College Football Hall of Fame: Shoulders
College Football Hall of Fame: Shoulders
Published: 2014/09/22
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Boise State Football - College Football Hall Of Fame
Boise State Football - College Football Hall Of Fame
Published: 2014/08/27
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BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016 ENSHRINEMENT VIDEO: JETHRO PUGH
BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016 ENSHRINEMENT VIDEO: JETHRO PUGH
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: BCF HOF
Rotary International Convention 2017 at The College Football Hall of Fame
Rotary International Convention 2017 at The College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2017/01/03
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Sneak Peek inside the College Football Hall of Fame
Sneak Peek inside the College Football Hall of Fame
Published: 2014/08/20
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College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta
Published: 2016/09/07
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College Football Hall of Fame & Chick fil A Fan Experience Intro Video
College Football Hall of Fame & Chick fil A Fan Experience Intro Video
Published: 2014/07/22
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College Football Hall of Fame for Atlanta’s Ultimate Family Field Trip
College Football Hall of Fame for Atlanta’s Ultimate Family Field Trip
Published: 2016/06/15
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ISD College Football Hall Of Fame Reel
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Published: 2017/03/02
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Tom Cousineau NFF College Football Hall of Fame Induction.
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Published: 2016/12/27
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BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015 ENSHRINEMENT VIDEO: DONNIE SHELL
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College Football Hall of Fame
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Exterior of the current College Football Hall of Fame
Established August 23, 2014
Location 250 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Coordinates 33°45′38″N 84°23′44″W / 33.760442°N 84.395564°W / 33.760442; -84.395564
Type College sports hall of fame
Visitors 250,000
Director John W. Stephenson Jr.
Curator Kent Stephens
Website www.cfbhall.com

Coordinates: 33°45′37.59″N 84°23′44.03″W / 33.7604417°N 84.3955639°W / 33.7604417; -84.3955639

The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to immortalize the players and coaches of college football.

From 1995 to 2012, the Hall was located in South Bend, Indiana. It was connected to a convention center and situated in the city's renovated downtown district, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the University of Notre Dame campus. [1]

In August 2014, the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The facility is a 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2) attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district, and is adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park.[2]

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History[edit]

Early plans and locations[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. featured a newly installed Sprinturf artificial turf field. The South Bend location closed on Dec. 31, 2012.
College Football Hall of Fame side entrance.
Blocking activity cage.

Original plans in 1967[3] called for the Hall of Fame to be located at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the location of the first contest under rules now considered to be those of modern football, between teams from Rutgers and the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University; Rutgers won 6–4. Rutgers donated land near its football stadium, office space, and administrative support. After years of collecting donations for the construction of the building with ground not having been broken and no plans to do so, the New Jersey Attorney General began an investigation of the finances of the Hall of Fame's foundation, the National Football Foundation. In response, the Foundation moved its operations to New York City, where it continued to collect donations for several years.

When the New York Attorney General's office began its own investigation, the foundation moved to Kings Mills, Ohio, where a building finally was constructed adjacent to Kings Island in 1978. The Hall opened with good attendance figures early on, but visitation dwindled dramatically as time went on, and the facility closed in 1992. Nearby Galbreath Field remained open as the home of Moeller High School football until 2003. [4]

A new building was opened in South Bend, Indiana on August 25, 1995. Despite estimates that the South Bend location would attract more than 150,000 visitors a year, the Hall of Fame drew about 115,000 people the first year,[5] and about 80,000 annually after that.[6] It closed in 2012.

Move to Atlanta[edit]

In 2009, the National Football Foundation decided to move the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta, Georgia. The possibility of moving the museum has been brought up in other cities, including Dallas, which had the financial backing of billionaire T. Boone Pickens.[7] However, the National Football Foundation ultimately decided on Atlanta for the next site. The new $68.5 million museum opened on August 23, 2014.[8] It is located next to Centennial Olympic Park, which is near other attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.[9][10] The Hall of Fame is located near the Georgia Institute of Technology of the ACC and roughly 70 miles (110 km) from the University of Georgia of the SEC. The new building broke ground on January 28, 2013.[11] Sections of the architecture are reminiscent of a football in shape.

The facility is 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2) and contains approximately 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of exhibit and event space, interactive displays and a 45-yard indoor football field.[12][13] Atlanta Hall Management operates the College Football Hall of Fame.[11]

Inductees[edit]

As of 2017, there are 987 players and 214 coaches enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, representing 306 schools.[14]

Players by school[edit]

Institution Players inducted
Notre Dame 45
USC 40
Michigan 31
Tennessee 28
Ohio State 25
Yale 25
Army 24
Princeton 24
Alabama 20
Navy 20
Oklahoma 20
Harvard 18
Minnesota 18
Penn 18
Pittsburgh 18
Stanford 18
Nebraska 17
Penn State 17
Texas 17
California 16
Northwestern 15
Washington 15
Georgia 13
Georgia Tech 13
Wisconsin 13
Florida 12

Criteria for induction[edit]

The National Football Foundation outlines specific criteria that may be used for evaluating a possible candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame.[15]

  1. A player must have received major first team All-America recognition.
  2. A player becomes eligible for consideration 10 years after his last year of intercollegiate football played.
  3. Football achievements are considered first, but the post-football record as a citizen is also weighed.
  4. Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years.
  5. The nominee must have ended his professional athletic career prior to the time of the nomination.
  6. Coaches must have at least 10 years of head coaching experience, coached 100 games, and had at least a .600 winning percentage.[16]

The eligibility criteria have changed over time, and have occasionally led to criticism. Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com has said,

"The NFF election process is arcane and confusing. Based on current rules, Notre Dame's Joe Montana will never be in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was never an All-American on a team recognized by the NCAA. If that sounds outrageous, consider that at one time hall of famers had to actually graduate." (emphasis in original)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tetlak, Amanda (2012-12-30). "College Football Hall of Fame Closes in South Bend". WSJV-TV. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Hours, Directions & Parking Info - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  3. ^ "VSBA NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COMPETITION" (PDF). 1967. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rohrer, Jim (2011-08-09). "College Football Hall of Fame not enough to bring fortune to Mason". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  5. ^ Lesar, Al (2012-12-30). "Hall of Fame Curator Here from Beginning to End". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Hall moving from South Bend to Atlanta". Associated Press. September 23, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hall hoping to open new building in 2012". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia: Associated Press. September 24, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "History of the Hall - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  9. ^ Lesar, Al (2012-07-22). "Hall to Be Gone by December". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  10. ^ "Hall hoping to open new building in 2012". September 24, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Stephenson to lead development of College Football Hall of Fame". Atlanta Business Chronicle. February 4, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Interactivity at Core of Football Hall Design". Civil Engineering. March 19, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Slideshow: Jan. 28 groundbreaking set for College Football Hall of Fame". Atlanta Business Chronicle. December 31, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "National Football Foundation - College Football Hall of Fame". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Inductees - Football Players & Coaches - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  16. ^ "Inductees Selection Process". College Football Hall of Fame. 
  17. ^ Dodd, Dennis. "2014 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Released: Latest Details and Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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