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Former Hog makes CFB Hall of Fame Ballot

Former Arkansas Razorback defensive tackle Dan Hampton has made an appearance on the National Football Foundation and College of Fame Ballot.

A Former Razorback football player could possibly add another accomplishment to his illustrious career.

Dan Hampton, a former Razorback defensive tackle, made an appearance on the National Football Foundation and College of Fame Ballot which will be announced January 6, 2017, in Tampa, Florida.

The Ballot includes 81 candidates who were selected by the Honors Court and District Screening Committees.

Hampton played for the Razorbacks from 1975-78. The defensive tackle played two seasons under head coach Frank Broyles and wrapped up his collegiate career with two seasons under coach Lou Holtz.

Over the span of Hampton's time on The Hill, the football team yielded a record of 35-10-2. Hampton had a total of 239 tackles, 32 for loss and six fumble recoveries.

During his senior season, the Oklahoma native recorded almost 100 tackles and was named Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Along with earning a spot as an AFCA First Team All American in his final year, Hampton also helped guide the Hogs to an Orange Bowl victory.

Hampton's career was not limited to his time at Arkansas, however. The NFL star was drafted by the Chicago Bears as the fourth-overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft.

His 12 seasons in the Windy City included a Super Bowl Championship on the well-known 1985 Chicago Bears’ team where he was the team’s starting defensive end.

As a current member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hampton will hope to become the 19th Razorback to be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Other UofA inductees include coach Frank Broyles, coach Lou Holtz, Lance Alworth and Jimmy Johnson.

Other notable players that will join Hampton on the ballot include Marshall Faulk, Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning and Troy Polamalu.

The College Football Playoff partners with the NFF to announce the new College Football Hall of Fame class the Friday before the National Championship each year.

Over five million individuals have taken part in college football, but only 977 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.


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