Kerry Collins And Steve Wisniewski On College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot
Kerry Collins and Steve Wisniewski will be on the ballot with a chance to seal their place in college football history as members of the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame 2018 class.
Collins and Wisniewski are just two of the 75 players and six coaches from the FBS level on the ballot. The 2018 class will be announced prior to the CFP National Championship game in Atlanta on January 8. 18 players and five coaches have been inducted from Penn State to the Hall of Fame in the past.
Collins was Penn State’s quarterback from 1991-1994. He posted a 40-9 record across those four seasons and helped lead the Nittany Lions to an undefeated season, their first Big Ten title, and a Rose Bowl victory over Oregon during his senior year.
He earned multiple honors including the Maxwell Award (nation’s best player), the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s best quarterback), the Chicago Tribune-Big Ten Silver Football (the conference’s best player), and a spot as a first team All-American.
The Carolina Panthers drafted Collins with the fifth pick of the 1995 NFL Draft for the start of a 17-year pro career with six different teams and two Pro Bowl selections.
Wisniewski started three seasons at guard for the Nittany Lions from 1986-1988. He was a first team All-American twice and helped Penn State to its second national title during his sophomore year.
The Raiders drafted him in the second round of the 1989 NFL Draft and he stayed with the franchise for the entirety of his career until retiring in 2001. He earned eight Pro Bowl selections and the NFL named him to its All-Decade team for the 1990s.