Two Michigan Football greats are up for the College Football Hall of Fame in 2022, as Steve Hutchinson and Mark Messner both made it on next year’s ballot.
Hutchinson was a dominant offensive lineman back in the late ‘90s. He was a part of the National Championship team in 1997 as a true freshman, and was a unanimous First-Team All-American his senior year in 2000. According to the HOF, Hutchinson is also just one of seven players in Big Ten history to be a four-time First Team All-Big Ten player.
Messner was a force to be reckoned with on the other side of the line of scrimmage back in the ‘80s. He was Big Ten Player of the Year back in 1988, and was named co-MVP of the 1986 Fiesta Bowl, along with running back Jamie Morris. To this day, Messner is still Michigan’s all-time leader is tackles for loss (70) and sacks (36).
Both Hutchinson and Messner have been on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame before, including the last four years. Hutchinson was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, so hopefully he can make it 2-for-2 here.
There are a ton of former great players on this year’s ballot, but just a handful of names include former Alabama running back Shaun Alexander, former Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, former USC running back Reggie Bush, former Cal tight end Tony Gonzalez and former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
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