Troy Polamalu Headed To College Football Hall Of Fame

The former Steelers safety was a two-time All American at USC

Andrew Limberg
January 07, 2019 - 1:11 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame made the announcement Monday in Santa Clara, CA, the site of the National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson.

Polamalu, who played defensive back at the University of Southern California from 2000 to 2002, is a two time All-American and was a finalist for the 2002 Jim Thorpe Award for best defensive back in the nation.

He had a career total of 281 tackles and six interceptions in three seasons at USC running three of them back for touchdowns.

Polamalu was the Trojan’s team captain for two seasons and was named the team’s MVP in 2001. He was inducted into USC's Hall of Fame in 2017.

Other inductees include:

  • Terrell Buckley– DB, Florida State (1989-91)
  • Rick Dixon– DB, Oklahoma (1984-87)
  • London Fletcher– LB, John Carroll [OH> (1995-97)
  • Jacob Green– DL, Texas A&M (1977-79)
  • Torry Holt– WR, North Carolina State (1995-98)
  • Raghib Ismail– KR/WR, Notre Dame (1988-90)
  • Darren McFadden– RB, Arkansas (2005-07)
  • Jake Plummer– QB, Arizona State (1993-96)
  • Joe Thomas– OL, Wisconsin (2003-06)
  • Lorenzo White– RB, Michigan State (1984-87)
  • Patrick Willis – LB, Mississippi (2003-06)
  • Vince Young– QB, Texas (2003-05)

In addition, coaches Dennis Erickson and Joe Taylor will also be inducted.

The induction ceremony will be held December 10 in New York City.

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