Three players selected were Heisman Trophy winners - Ron Dayne, Vinny Testaverde and Danny Wuerffel. Testaverde was the University of Miami's first Heisman winner and had a record of 23-3 as a starter for the Hurricanes.
Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace is another notable name to make the Hall of Fame. Drafted first overall in 1997 by the St. Louis Rams, Pace won two Lombardi Awards and an Outland Trophy in his collegiate career.
2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class
· Ted Brown – TB, North Carolina State (1975-78)
· Tedy Bruschi– DE, Arizona (1992-95)
· Ron Dayne – RB, Wisconsin (1996-99)
· Tommie Frazier– QB, Nebraska (1992-95)
· Jerry Gray – DB, Texas (1981-84)
· Steve Meilinger* – E, Kentucky (1951-53)
· Orlando Pace – OT, Ohio State (1994-96)
· Rod Shoate (deceased) – LB, Oklahoma (1972-74)
· Percy Show – LB, Michigan State (1986-89)
· Vinny Testaverde– QB, Miami, Fla. (1982, 1984-86)
· Don Trull – QB, Baylor (1961-63)
· Danny Wuerffel– QB, Florida (1993-96)
* Selection from the FBS Veterans Committee
· Wayne Hardin – 118-74-5 (61.2%); Navy (1959-64) and Temple (1970-82)
· Bill McCartney – 93-55-5 (62.4%); Colorado (1982-94)
2. A player becomes eligible for consideration by the Foundation's honors courts ten years after his final year of intercollegiate football played.
3. While each nominee's football achievements in college are of prime consideration, his post football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and fellow man. Consideration may also be given for academic honors and whether or not the candidate earned a college degree.
4. Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years*. For example, to be eligible for the 2013 ballot, the player must have played his last year in 1963 or thereafter. In addition, players who are playing professionally and coaches who are coaching on the professional level are not eligible until after they retire.
5. A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age. He must have been a head coach for a minimum of 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage*.
* Players that do not comply with the 50-year rule may still be eligible for consideration by the Football Bowl Subdivision and Divisional Honors Review Committees, which examine unique cases.