Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman, Iowa linebacker Larry Station, and Penn State running back Curt Warner are members of the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame class, which was announced today in New York. The Big Ten had 16 players on the ballot this year, as well as two coaches who spent part of their careers in the league.
Here are the bios for the three inductees from the Big Ten:
Chris Spielman, Ohio State, linebacker (1984-87) -- Two-time first team All-America selection (1986-87) who was unanimous in 1987 and consensus in 1986. The recipient of the 1987 Lombardi Award, he was a three-time first team all-conference selection and a member of two Big Ten title teams.
Larry Station, Iowa, linebacker (1982-85) -- Two-time first team All-America selection (1984-85) who was unanimous in 1985, consensus in 1984. A three-time first team all-conference selection, he was named team captain and MVP in 1985. Iowa's all-time leader in tackles with 492, Station topped the team's tackles chart in all four seasons and recorded 10 or more tackles 23 times.
Curt Warner, Penn State, running back (1979-82) -- Named first team All-America in 1981 and led Penn State to 1982 national championship. Most outstanding offensive player in 1980 and 1982 Fiesta Bowls. Finished career with 11 season, 10 career, 14 bowl and 42 school records.
The class includes several Heisman Trophy winners, including former Notre Dame wide receiver Tim Brown, but Michigan's Desmond Howard didn't get in on his first try.