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San Diego 2023 College Football Hall

San Diego has a long and rich football history. Our town has produced four Heisman Trophy winners and some of the greatest players in the game has ever seen. This year San Diego might up the ante again and make a brand new kind of history. The 2023 College…

San Diego 2023 College Football Hall

The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot is out. 80 players are on it, including quarterback Alex Smith and running back Reggie Bush. As you may have heard, they were teammates at Helix High School in La Mesa. Plenty of high schools have had multiple players inducted to the HOF.

But, Smith and Bush present a new, incredibly unique possibility.

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“I think the trick is that they were on the same team,” says Steven Hatchell, President & CEO of the National Football Foundation. “I would say, without a lot of research right now, that this is very rare and very special.”

College football has been around for more than 150 years and about five and a half million people have played the game over that time so the research on this would be almost impossible to do thoroughly, and the National Football Foundation is nothing if not thorough.

For HOF consideration they start every year with 1,500 candidates, each of them nominated by their universities. Those names are sent to nine regional screening committees, who narrow the field to the final 75 or so that land on the ballot. Fewer than 20 will make the final cut for enshrinement in the HOF in Atlanta.

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