IRVING, Texas (AP) - Former Texas coach Mack Brown and longtime Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, along with former players Charles Woodson, Ed Reed and Calvin Johnson, are among those making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year.
The ballot released Thursday by the National Football Foundation includes 75 players and six coaches who competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA. An additional 98 players and 31 coaches from lower divisions and NAIA are also up for consideration.
Beamer coached Virginia Tech from 1987-2015 and won 238 games. Brown won 158 games in 15 seasons with Texas, including a national title in 2005.
The newest Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan. 8 in Atlanta, the site of the College Football Playoff championship game.