Spurrier debuts on College Hall of Fame ballot

Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk and Steve Spurrier will be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year for the first time.

The National Football Foundation released Wednesday the names of 75 former players and six retired coaches who competed in FBS that will be up for election. The latest Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 6 in Tampa, Florida, the site of the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Manning, the former record-setting quarterback from Tennessee, and Faulk, who led the NCAA in rushing twice during his three seasons at San Diego State, are among 15 players making their first appearance on the ballot.

Spurrier retired during last season, finishing a 26-year career as the winningest coach at both South Carolina and Florida.

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