Illinois' Dana Howard, Michigan's Charles Woodson, Nebraska's Aaron Taylor and Penn State's Kerry Collins were named to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Monday. The 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted at the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.
A tackling machine during his time at Illinois, Dana Howard became the first player in school history to earn a major national award when he received 1994 Butkus Award as the best linebacker in the nation. He becomes the 11th Fighting Illini player elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The only primarily defensive player to ever win the Heisman Trophy, Charles Woodson guided Michigan to a national championship during one of the best careers in college football history. He becomes the 31st Wolverine player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The only Nebraska player in history to earn All-America honors at two different positions, Aaron Taylor led the Huskers to three undefeated, national championship seasons. He becomes the 18th player from Nebraska to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
One of the greatest quarterbacks in Penn State history, Kerry Collins guided one of the most prolific offenses college football has ever seen. His remarkable career culminated with consensus First Team All-America honors in 1994, and he now becomes the 18th Nittany Lion player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.