A day after the Pro Football Hall of Fame named 15 finalists for their 2015 class, the College Football Hall of Fame inducted 17 new members. Among them was former University of Washington and Oakland Raiders All Pro offensive tackle, Lincoln Kennedy.
Kennedy was on two straight Rose Bowl winning Washington teams in 1990 and 1991, with the '91 team going a perfect 12-0 and were named co-National Champions. He was a 1992 Consenus All American in his final college season and became the 9th overall pick in the 1993 draft by the Atlanta Falcons. After three seasons in Atlanta, the Falcons gave up on him as a 'bust'. The Raiders signed him to play right tackle and he spent the next eight years as one of the best tackles in all of football.
He started every game in which he played, missing just three games over 8 seasons in Oakland. He eventually was named to three-straight Pro Bowls (2000-02), and was named All Pro in 2002 when the Raiders went to the Super Bowl.
Also selected were current Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, ex-Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts, former Cowboys Pro-Bowl linebacker Bob Breunig (Arizona State), Millsaps great Sean Brewer, veteran Buffalo Bills guard Ruben Brown (Pitt), NFL record-holding receiver Wes Chandler (Florida), former Notre Dame split end Thom Gatewood, Michigan State tailback Clinton Jones, Michigan running back Rob Lytle, Marshall great Michael Payton and the 1978 NFL Draft's No. 2 overall pick, Art Still (Kentucky).