CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 21: Former NFL player Herschel Walker at the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am Eve on June 21 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images for EA Sports)
One the names who sparked so much controversy over our Hall of Fame -- Herschel Walker -- is now in.
There was some consternation from Georgia fans about the omission of Herschel Walker in the first round of inductees into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame. The fans made that a moot point by putting Walker into the Hall. Our Georgia blog, Dawg Sports, tells you why this was such a big deal:
The Goal Line Stalker set 41 school, 16 conference, and eleven NCAA records, including a career rushing tally of 5,259 yards that remains to this day the most ever amassed by a college player in three seasons. Walker finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting as a freshman, and second as a sophomore, before winning the award as a junior. A consensus All-American in each of his three years who went on to make his mark in several other sports after leaving school, Walker also was the epitome of class and the ultimate team player, whose individual achievements led directly to a 33-3 record, three straight SEC championships, and a national title.
The SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame is a summer project involving all of the network's excellent college football blogs. Each community could nominate five of its own for inclusion, with 10 of those nominees being inducted by our selection committee, which included reps from most FBS conferences. The remaining 10 were chosen by public vote.