The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame on Monday announced those on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Included are former Virginia Tech defensive lineman Corey Moore, former Virginia defensive back Anthony Poindexter, former Hampton coach Gidion Smith, ex-Virginia Union defensive back William Dillon, former Hampden-Sydney defensive end Ed Kelley and Vincent Brown, a former star at Mississippi Valley State who is William & Mary’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator.
The ballot is comprised of 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and 101 players and 33 coaches from lower divisions. The votes of more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers will be passed on to the NFF’s Honors Courts, which will select the class.
The announcement of the 2020 Class will be made in January 2020.
Moore was a two-time All-American 1998-99, while Poindexter was an All-American during the late 1990s. Smith coached Hampton 1921-40 and led the Pirates to the 1922 Black College National Championship and four CIAA titles.
Dillon, who died in 2017 after a lengthy illness, was a three-time Division II All-American as a Panther and had 16 interceptions in 1983. Kelley was a two-time Division III All-American during the mid-1970s. Brown, a three-time All-Pro during the early 1990s while with the New England Patriots, at MVSU led the NCAA in tackles in 1986 and 1987.
Former VUU and Hampton coach Joe Taylor, elected in the organization’s last cycle, will be inducted Dec. 10 in New York.