Published May 16, 2012 - 8:00am
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Two former SEC members will be joining the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame. Former LSU running back Charles Alexander and former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer will, in fact, be the two.
Alexander left the SEC as the career rushing leader with 4,035 yards, and he still ranks seventh on SEC’s all-time rushing list.
Fulmer won the 1998 BCS National Championship, and complied a 151-52-1 record while coaching the Vols.
Fulmer and Alexander were among 12 other former SEC greats on the ballot. The SEC players on the ballot who were not selected for the College Football Hall of Fame this season were (in alphabetical order) Alabama C Paul Crane, Tennessee WR Willie Gault, Alabama RB Bobby Humphrey, Tennessee DB Bobby Majors, Tennessee LB Paul Naumoff, Georgia OT Matt Stinchcomb, Alabama LB Derrick Thomas, Ole Miss TE Wesley Walls, Georgia DB Scott Woerner and Florida QB Danny Wuerffel.
This year’s ballot for the HOF included 76 players and eight coaches. The SEC now has 80 players and 27 coaches in the HOF.
Former Texas A&M head coach RC Slocum made it as well. Slocum coached the Aggies from 1989 through 2002.
The other chosen players for the HOF are as follows:
- Purdue HB Otis Armstrong (1970-72)
- California QB Steve Bartkowski (1972-74)
- Southern Cal wide receiver Hal Bedsole (1961-63)
- Notre Dame TE Dave Casper (1971-73)
- BYU QB Ty Detmer (1988-91)
- Rice QB Tommy Kramer (1973-76)
- Syracuse WR Art Monk (1976-79)
- Colorado State DB Greg Myers (1992-95)
- UCLA OT Jonathan Ogden (1992-95)
- Texas Tech DT Gabe Rivera (1979-82)
- Kansas State LB Mark Simoneau (1996-99)
- Air Force S Scott Thomas (1982-85)
- Colorado G John Wooten (1956-58)
The other chosen coach for the HOF was former Miami and Oklahoma State coach Jimmy Johnson (1970-83).