Wisniewski, Dozier Appear on College HOF Ballot
Two Penn Staters — offensive guard Steve Wisniewski and running back D.J. Dozier (right) — will appear on this year’s College Football Hall of Fame ballot, it was announced today. The two Penn State legends will hope to join 22 Penn Staters before them in the College Hall of Fame — the sixth most all-time among college programs.
Both players were members of the mythical 12-0 1986 National Championship team that defeated heavily-favored Miami and Hesiman Vinny Testaverde in the Fiesta Bowl.
Wisniewski, a 1988 All-American, helped carve the way for Penn State running backs Blair Thomas and fellow nominee Dozier, a 1986 All-American.
“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 4.92 million people have played college football,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell in a release “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,500 individuals who are even eligible to be on the ballot, so being in today’s group of 77 names means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce their names today.”
Hall of Famers are selected by a National Football Foundation committee after votes from 12,000 National Football Foundation members and current Hall of Famers are tabulated over the next several weeks. The 2013 Hall of Fame Class will be announced live in New York City during a noon press conference on May 7.