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Conference well represented on HOF ballot

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From the “in case you missed it” files from Tuesday, the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot was announced, and there is plenty of Pac-12 flavor.

Here is the list of conference players on the ballot in alphabetical order:

  • Steve Brown, Oregon State, linebacker

  • Mark Carrier, USC, defensive back

  • John Didion, Oregon State, center

  • David Fulcher, ASU, defensive back

  • Matt Leinart, USC, quarterback

  • Jess Lewis, Oregon State, defensive tackle

  • Ken Norton Jr., UCLA, linebacker

  • Herb Orvis, Colorado, defensive end

  • Ron Rivera, Cal, linebacker

  • Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, tailback

  • Dennis Thurman, USC, defensive back

  • Mike Utley, Washington State, offensive guard

  • Al Worley, Washington, defensive back

  • Darryl Rogers, Arizona State, (Coach, 1980-1984)

Leinart and Salaam, a pair of Heisman Trophy winners, headline the group. But there are certainly some very notable names on the list from both sides of the ball.

The 13 players and one coach listed above are part of 76 players and five coaches from the FBS level on the 2016 ballot. There are also 92 players and 27 coaches from the divisional ranks.

The AP has this piece on the players on the ballot, and you can see the complete bios of all of the players and coaches here.