Heyward, Cavanaugh Headline College Football HOF Nominees

Three Penn Staters also nominated

Jeff Hathhorn
June 16, 2020 - 1:10 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – A number of locals were nominated for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday.

The father of Steelers captain Cam Heyward, Pitt star Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, led the nation in rushing in his final year and finished fifth in the Heisman voting.  Heyward rushed for at least 100 yards in every game in 1987.

The uncle of Steelers offensive lineman Stefan Wisniewski, Penn State national champion guard Steve Wisniewski.  Wisniewski blocked for D.J. Dozier as Dozier and Bobby Engram were also nominated.

The last quarterback of a Pitt national championship season, Youngstown native Matt Cavanaugh was a First Team All-American in 1977 and led Pitt to three bowl wins.

IUP’s Lynn Hieber was the 1975 ECAC Division 2 Player of the Year.  School record holder in receptions and yards, Clarion tight end Gary McCauley.  A First Team All-American in 1981, Carnegie Mellon linebacker Kenneth Murawski.  Running back Brad Tokar won a pair of national championships and is still the all-time leading rusher at Westminster.  He won 14 combined conference titles coaching Washington & Jefferson and Cal U, head coach John Luckhardt, all were nominated.

Former Steelers, tailback Rich Erenberg, an All-American at Colgate and receiver Antwaan Randle-El, a dual-threat quarterback at Indiana were also part of the nomination class.

The announcement of the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be made in early 2021 with an awards ceremony planned for New York City in December of next year.

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