Earlier this afternoon the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was formally announced. The official induction ceremony will take in December at New York's Hilton Hotel while the inductees will again be honored before the Peach Bowl in 2018. The College Football Hall of Fame is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Below are this year's inductees

 Players:

  • BOB CRABLE – LB, Notre Dame (1978-81)
  • MARSHALL FAULK – RB, San Diego State (1991-93)
  • KIRK GIBSON – WR, Michigan State (1975-78)
  • MATT LEINART – QB, Southern California (2003-05)
  • PEYTON MANNING – QB, Tennessee (1994-97)
  • BOB McKAY – OT, Texas (1968-69)
  • DAT NGUYEN – LB, Texas A&M (1995-98)
  • ADRIAN PETERSON – RB, Georgia Southern (1998-2001)
  • MIKE RUTH – NG, Boston College (1982-85)
  • BRIAN URLACHER – DB, New Mexico (1996-99)
     

Coaches:

  • DANNY FORD – 122-59-5 (66.9%); Clemson (1978-89), Arkansas (1993-97)
  • LARRY KEHRES – 332-24-3 (92.9%); Mount Union (Ohio) (1986-2012)
  • STEVE SPURRIER – 228-89-2 (71.8%); Duke (1987-89), Florida (1990-2001), South Carolina (2005-15)

For the first time in my career, I was able to cast my ballot for the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame. The College Football Hall of Fame explains this criteria to their voters when selecting a candidate for induction:

 Each nominee’s football achievements in college are of prime consideration, his post football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and fellow man. Consideration may also be given for academic honors and whether or not the candidate earned a college degree.

Below is my 2017 ballot. Do you agree or disagree? Share your opinion and thoughts will be read on Levack and Goz this week.

Players:

  • MARK CARRIER – S, USC (1986-89)
  • PETER CATAN-DL. Eastern Illinois (1977-80)
  • TOM COLLINS-DB, Indianapolis (1982-1985)
  • ERIC CROUCH- QB, Nebraska (1997-01)
  • BLAKE ELLIOTT-WR. St Johns (D3, 1999-02)
  • JASON HANSON, K, Washington (1988-91)
  • RAGHIB ISMAIL, Notre Dame WR (1988-1991)
  • MARSHALL FAULK – RB, San Diego State (1991-93)
  • E.J. JUNIOR – LB, Alabama (1977-80)
  • MATT LEINART – QB, Southern California (2003-05)
  • PEYTON MANNING – QB, Tennessee (1994-97)
  • ANTWAAN RANDLE EL – QB, Indiana (1998-01)
  • RASHAAN SALAAM – RB, Colorado (1992-94)
  • ADRIAN PETERSON – RB, Georgia Southern (1998-2001)
  • ZACH WIEGERT – OL, Nebraska (1991-94)
  • STEVE WISNIEWSKI – OL, Penn State (1985-88)
     

Coaches:

  • DANNY FORD
  • LARRY KEHRES
  • LARRY KROVER
  • STEVE SPURRIER