Former SEC head coach among inductees for the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2022 class
Former Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is among those named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2022 class, which will be announced in the coming days.
The Action Network reported that Pinkel will join Colorado Heisman Trophy running back Rashaan Salaam, Oklahoma State running back Terry Miller, Oklahoma defensive back Roy Williams and Florida State linebacker Marvin Jones among the inductees. A full list is expected to be announced soon.
Pinkel made the Hall of Fame as the winningest coach at both Toledo and Missouri, as he made a combined 11 bowls at both schools. At Toledo from 1991-2000, Pinkel went 73-37-3 and led the Rockets to the 1995 MAC title. At Missouri from 2001-15, Pinkel was 118-73.
In 2007, Pinkel coached the Tigers to the school’s first No. 1 ranking in 47 years and was named Big 12 Coach of the Year. When Missouri moved to the SEC, Pinkel led the Tigers to consecutive SEC East titles in 2013 and 2014. Pinkel also led Missouri to the school’s only 12-win seasons in 2007 and 2013.
After the 2015 season, Pinkel retired after announcing he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2019, he said he was receiving new treatment when his cancer came out of remission for the first time in four years. He said his type of cancer will never be healed and he continues to fight it.