The votes of those members will then be submitted to the Foundation's Honors Court, which deliberates and is responsible for selecting the class.
The Hall of Fame Class will be announced in late March and inducted at The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's 46th Awards Dinner December 9, 2003, in New York City.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been chosen First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized by the NCAA, played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior to the date of their nomination, played within the last 50 years, and be retired from playing professional football.
Coaches must be out of the college coaching profession for at least three years, coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach, not be coaching on the professional level, and have won at least 60% of their games. In both cases, the candidate's post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.
Nomination sketches on the two Mountaineers on the list are as follows.
Major Harris-West Virginia-Quarterback: Named first team All-America in 1989. Finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989 and fifth in 1988. Became the first player in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards and pass for more than 5,000. Held 23 WVU passing/total offense records.
Darryl Talley-West Virginia-Linebacker:: Named unanimous All-America in 1982. Holds the school's record for career tackles (484) and ranks second in career unassisted tackles (282). Member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.