Matt Stinchcomb was a first team All-SEC selection at Georgia. AP
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UGA’s Matt Stinchcomb elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Matt Stinchcomb, a two-time All-American offensive lineman at Georgia, was selected to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class.

Stinchcomb, who grew up in DeKalb County but played at Gwinnett’s Parkview High School, spent four seasons in the trenches in Athens, playing for two head coaches. He was a teammate of current Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart.

Stinchcomb was drafted 18th in the 1999 NFL draft and spent five seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stinchcomb is in the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor as well as being included in the 2009 class of SEC Legends. He has served as a game analyst on ESPN and the SEC Network.

Stinchcomb joins a Hall of Fame class that includes nine first team All-American players -- including Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson -- and three standout coaches. 

The 2018 class will be recognized at the annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown. 

Stinchcomb will participate in the coin toss on the field Monday during the championship game between Georgia and Alabama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

2018 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS 

PLAYERS: 

Trevor Cobb, RB, Rice (1989-92)
Kerry Collins, QB, Penn State (1991-94)
Dave Dickerson, QB, Montana (1992-95)
Dana Howard, LB, Illinois (1991-94)
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech (2004-06)
Paul Palmer, RB, Temple (1983-86)
Ed Reed, DB, Miami (1998-2001)
Matt Stinchcomb, OT, Georgia (1995-98)
Aaron Taylor, C/OG, Nebraska (1994-97)
Charles Woodson, DB, Michigan (1995-97) 

 

COACHES: 

Frank Beamer: 280-144-4, Murray State (1981-86), Virginia Tech (1987-2015)
Mack Brown: 244-122-1, Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97), Texas (1998-2013) 
Mel Tjeerdsma: 242-82-4, Austin (Texas) College (1984-93), Northwest Missouri State (1994-2010)

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