Sanford, Coleman on Hall of Fame ballot

Two of Georgia Tech’s all-time greats have been named to the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame – Marco Coleman and Lucius Sanford. The two linebackers were among 77 college football greats, along with five coaches, on the 2012 ballot.

Coleman helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a share of the 1990 national championship and was named a first-team All-American in 1991. He ended his three-year career at Tech as the school’s all-time leader in sacks with 27.5 and tackles for loss with 50, although he has been since passed by multiple players in both categories. He retired from the NFL after the 2005 season. Starting in 2010, he has been commuting from his home in St. Augustine, Fla., to Tech to complete his degree.

Sanford was a first-team All-America in 1977 and ended his Tech career as the all-time leader in tackles with 433. He was named to the school’s all-time team in 1991. Sanford now works in the Tech athletic department as the executive director of the letterwinner association.

In recent years, the size of the inductee class has ranged from 14 to 21. The inductees announcement is typically made in May.

Great story written by Steve Hummer two years ago about Coleman's long-distance pursuit of his degree.

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