The NCAA released the nominees for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame. The most glaring recipient to me was Tony Romo. We are talking about the same Tony Romo, right? The Eastern Illinois quarterback?
Does Tony Deserve This Honor?
In three seasons at Eastern Illinois, which is an FCS school, Tony Romo started 33 games. He threw for 7,816 yards with a 62.8% completion percentage, 82 touchdowns, and 34 interceptions. He was a three-time All-American, OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) Player of the Year, and 3x All-OVC. Solid numbers and accolades, but it was at an FCS school. Tony seems like a great guy, had a very solid NFL career, and is having an even better career in the broadcast booth. This may be helping his case for the NCAA Hall of Fame. The guy went undrafted for a reason.
Nevertheless, this list is absolutely loaded. Kevin Faulk is being nominated. Faulk is the all-time leading rusher at LSU. Then you have players like Ray Lewis, Tony Gonzales, Carson Palmer and many more.