It’s about damn time.
That’s what a lot of you are already thinking, and rightfully so.
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 21, 2014
As first reported by Brett McMurphy, the late Derrick Thomas will be finally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Thomas was perhaps the best pass rusher in college football history, and he’ll now finally be recognized alongside other college greats.
It was Thomas’ fourth year on the ballot, and he was snubbed for the last three. Thomas was voted a unanimous All-American in 1988, as well as the Butkus Award winner. His 52-sack career is still an NCAA record. Thomas will be the 24th former Alabama player or coach in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Thomas was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, and he died in 2000 following a car accident.
The 2014 College Football Hall of Fame induction class will officially be revealed Thursday.