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Coordinates: 33°45′37.59″N 84°23′44.03″W / 33.7604417°N 84.3955639°W / 33.7604417; -84.3955639 The College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to immortalize the players and coaches of college football. From 1995 to 2012, the Hall was located in South Bend, Indiana. It was connected to a convention center and situated in the city's renovated downtown district, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the University of Notre Dame campus.[1] In August 2014, the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
and Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A
Fan Experience opened in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The facility is a 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2) attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district, and is adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center
Georgia World Congress Center
and Centennial Olympic Park.[2]

Part of the American football
American football
series on History of American football

• Origins of American football

• Early history of American football • First game • Walter Camp • First pro player • First pro league • Modern history of American football

• Close relations:

• Medieval football • Old division football • Rugby football • Association football • Canadian football

• Black players in professional American football • Homosexuality in American football • Concussions in American football • Rugby union comparison • Rugby league comparison • Canadian football
Canadian football
comparison • Pro Football Hall of Fame • College Football Hall of Fame • Years in American football

• NFL season-by-season • College football
College football
season-by-season • Glossary of American football

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Portal

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Contents

1 History

1.1 Early plans and locations 1.2 Move to Atlanta

2 Inductees

2.1 Players by school

3 Criteria for induction 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Early plans and locations[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
in South Bend, Ind. featured a newly installed Sprinturf artificial turf field. The South Bend location closed on Dec. 31, 2012.

College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
side entrance.

Blocking activity cage.

Original plans in 1967[3] called for the Hall of Fame to be located at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the location of the first contest under rules now considered to be those of modern football, between teams from Rutgers and the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University; Rutgers won 6–4. Rutgers donated land near its football stadium, office space, and administrative support. After years of collecting donations for the construction of the building with ground not having been broken and no plans to do so, the New Jersey Attorney General began an investigation of the finances of the Hall of Fame's foundation, the National Football Foundation. In response, the Foundation moved its operations to New York City, where it continued to collect donations for several years. When the New York Attorney General's office began its own investigation, the foundation moved to Kings Mills, Ohio, where a building finally was constructed adjacent to Kings Island
Kings Island
in 1978. The Hall opened with good attendance figures early on, but visitation dwindled dramatically as time went on, and the facility closed in 1992. Nearby Galbreath Field remained open as the home of Moeller High School football until 2003.[4] A new building was opened in South Bend, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
on August 25, 1995. Despite estimates that the South Bend location would attract more than 150,000 visitors a year, the Hall of Fame drew about 115,000 people the first year,[5] and about 80,000 annually after that.[6] It closed in 2012. Move to Atlanta[edit] In 2009, the National Football Foundation decided to move the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta, Georgia. The possibility of moving the museum has been brought up in other cities, including Dallas, which had the financial backing of billionaire T. Boone Pickens.[7] However, the National Football Foundation ultimately decided on Atlanta
Atlanta
for the next site. The new $68.5 million museum opened on August 23, 2014.[8] It is located next to Centennial Olympic Park, which is near other attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.[9][10] The Hall of Fame is located near the Georgia Institute of Technology of the ACC and roughly 70 miles (110 km) from the University of Georgia
University of Georgia
of the SEC. The new building broke ground on January 28, 2013.[11] Sections of the architecture are reminiscent of a football in shape. The facility is 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2) and contains approximately 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of exhibit and event space, interactive displays and a 45-yard indoor football field.[12][13] Atlanta
Atlanta
Hall Management operates the College Football Hall of Fame.[11] Inductees[edit] See also: List of College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
inductees (players, A–K); List of College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
inductees (players, L–Z); and List of College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
inductees (coaches) As of 2017, there are 987 players and 214 coaches enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, representing 306 schools.[14] Players by school[edit]

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Institution Players inducted

Notre Dame 45

USC 40

Michigan 32

Tennessee 28

Ohio State 25

Yale 25

Army 24

Princeton 24

Alabama 20

Navy 20

Oklahoma 20

Penn State 19

Harvard 18

Minnesota 18

Nebraska 18

Penn 18

Pittsburgh 18

Stanford 18

Texas 17

California 16

Northwestern 15

Washington 15

Georgia 14

Georgia Tech 14

Wisconsin 13

Florida 12

Texas A&M 10

Iowa 9

Criteria for induction[edit] The National Football Foundation outlines specific criteria that may be used for evaluating a possible candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame.[15]

A player must have received major first team All-America recognition. A player becomes eligible for consideration 10 years after his last year of intercollegiate football played. Football achievements are considered first, but the post-football record as a citizen is also weighed. Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years. The nominee must have ended his professional athletic career prior to the time of the nomination. Coaches must have at least 10 years of head coaching experience, coached 100 games, and had at least a .600 winning percentage.[16]

The eligibility criteria have changed over time, and have occasionally led to criticism. Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com has said,

The NFF election process is arcane and confusing. Based on current rules, Notre Dame's Joe Montana
Joe Montana
will never be in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was never an All-American on a team recognized by the NCAA. If that sounds outrageous, consider that at one time hall of famers had to actually graduate. (emphasis in original)[17]

References[edit]

^ Tetlak, Amanda (2012-12-30). " College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Closes in South Bend". WSJV-TV. Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2012-12-30.  ^ "Hours, Directions & Parking Info - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07.  ^ "VSBA NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COMPETITION" (PDF). 1967. Retrieved June 5, 2013.  ^ Rohrer, Jim (2011-08-09). " College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
not enough to bring fortune to Mason". Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on 2014-04-15.  ^ Lesar, Al (2012-12-30). "Hall of Fame Curator Here from Beginning to End". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2013-01-02.  ^ "Hall moving from South Bend to Atlanta". Associated Press. September 23, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013.  ^ "Hall hoping to open new building in 2012". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia: Associated Press. September 24, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013.  ^ "History of the Hall - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07.  ^ Lesar, Al (2012-07-22). "Hall to Be Gone by December". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2012-07-24.  ^ "Hall hoping to open new building in 2012". September 24, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013.  ^ a b "Stephenson to lead development of College Football Hall of Fame". Atlanta
Atlanta
Business Chronicle. February 4, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.  ^ "Interactivity at Core of Football Hall Design". Civil Engineering. March 19, 2013. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.  ^ "Slideshow: Jan. 28 groundbreaking set for College Football Hall of Fame". Atlanta
Atlanta
Business Chronicle. December 31, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2013.  ^ " National Football Foundation - College Football Hall of Fame". National Football Foundation. Retrieved February 21, 2017.  ^ "Inductees - Football Players & Coaches - College Football Hall of Fame". www.cfbhall.com. Retrieved 2017-07-07.  ^ "Inductees Selection Process". College Football Hall of Fame.  ^ Dodd, Dennis. "2014 College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Ballot Released: Latest Details and Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Atlanta
Atlanta
landmarks

Current

Commercial

Atlantic Station AmericasMart Clermont Lounge Five Points Coca-Cola sign Lenox Square Mary Mac's Tea Room Phipps Plaza Ponce City Market Underground Atlanta The Varsity

Governmental

Atlanta
Atlanta
City Hall Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building Federal Penitentiary Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Georgia Governor's Mansion Georgia Railroad Freight Depot Georgia State Capitol

Miss Freedom

Monuments

Atlanta
Atlanta
from the Ashes (The Phoenix) Carnegie Education Pavilion Millennium Gate Oakland Cemetery Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain
Confederate Memorial World Athletes Monument

Museums

APEX Museum Atlanta
Atlanta
Contemporary Art Center Atlanta
Atlanta
Cyclorama & Civil War Museum Atlanta
Atlanta
History Center Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Children's Museum of Atlanta College Football Hall of Fame Delta Flight Museum Fernbank Museum of Natural History Fernbank Science Center Hammonds House Museum High Museum of Art Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Joel Chandler Harris House
Joel Chandler Harris House
(Wren's Nest) King Plow Arts Center Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell
House and Museum Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Michael C. Carlos Museum Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Museum of Design Atlanta National Center for Civil and Human Rights Rhodes Memorial Hall House Museum Robert C. Williams Paper Museum William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum World of Coca-Cola

Parks and wildlife

Atlanta
Atlanta
Botanical Garden BeltLine Stone Mountain Centennial Olympic Park Chastain Park Chattahoochee River Fernbank Forest Georgia Aquarium Grant Park Historic Fourth Ward Park Zoo Atlanta Piedmont Park Woodruff Park

Performing arts

Alliance Theatre Atlanta
Atlanta
Symphony Hall Atlanta
Atlanta
Civic Center Buckhead
Buckhead
Theatre Center for Puppetry Arts Fox Theatre Goat Farm Arts Center King Plow Arts Center Plaza Theatre Shakespeare Tavern The Masquerade The Tabernacle Tara Theatre Variety Playhouse Woodruff Arts Center

Residential (former)

Asa G. Candler Jr. (Callanwolde)

Water T. Candler (Lullwater)* Joel Chandler Harris (Wren's Nest) Alonzo F. Herndon Edward H. Inman (Swan House) Martin Luther King, Jr. Ferdinand McMillan (The Castle) Margaret Mitchell Edward C. Peters (Ivy Hall) Amos Giles Rhodes (Rhodes Hall) Rufus M. Rose Craigie House

Skyscrapers

Historic (pre-WWII)

Candler (1906) Flatiron (1897) Healey (1914) Hurt (1926) J. Mack Robinson (Empire) (1901) The Metropolitan (1911) Rhodes-Haverty (1929) Southern Bell (1929) William-Oliver (1930) Winecoff Hotel
Winecoff Hotel
(1913)

Downtown

25 Park Place
25 Park Place
(Trust Company of Georgia) 55 Marietta Street
55 Marietta Street
(Fulton National Bank) 191 Peachtree Tower Centennial Tower Equitable Five Points Plaza Fourth National Bank building Georgia Power Georgia-Pacific Tower Hyatt Regency Atlanta Marriott Marquis One Park Tower Peachtree Center Peachtree Summit State of Georgia Building SunTrust Plaza TWELVE Centennial Park Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

Midtown

12th & Midtown (1010 Midtown 10 Sixty Five Midtown 1075 Peachtree) 1100 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree 1280 West AT&T Midtown Center Atlantic Center Plaza Atlantic Station
Atlantic Station
(171 17th Street The Atlantic) Bank of America Plaza The Campanile Coca-Cola Colony Square CNN Center Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta/GLG Grand Georgian Terrace Hotel Mayfair Condominiums One Atlantic Center
One Atlantic Center
(IBM Tower) Promenade II Spire ViewPoint

Buckhead

2828 Peachtree 3344 Peachtree 3630 Peachtree Atlanta
Atlanta
Financial Center Atlanta
Atlanta
Plaza Buckhead
Buckhead
Grand Mandarin Oriental Paramount at Buckhead Park Avenue Condominiums Park Place The Pinnacle Realm Resurgens Plaza Terminus Tower Place

Perimeter Center

Concourse Corporate Center V & VI (King & Queen towers) Park Towers I & II Three Ravinia Drive

Sports venues

Bobby Dodd Stadium Georgia State Stadium GSU Sports Arena McCamish Pavilion Mercedes-Benz Stadium Philips Arena SunTrust Park

Former

688 Club Atlanta
Atlanta
Cabana Motel Atlanta
Atlanta
Hotel Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Atlanta
Atlanta
(Confederate) Rolling Mill Atlantic Steel
Atlantic Steel
Mill Centennial Olympic Stadium† Coca-Cola Olympic City DeGive's Opera House Equitable Building (1892) Fourth National Bank Georgia Dome 3rd Georgia Governor's Mansion
Georgia Governor's Mansion
(John H. James mansion) Henry Grady Hotel Hotel Aragon Kimball House Loew's Grand Theatre Masonic Temple National Museum of Patriotism Omni Coliseum Paramount Theater Piedmont Hotel Ponce de Leon amusement park Ponce de Leon Park
Ponce de Leon Park
(ballpark) Ponce de Leon Springs Republic Block Rich's Riverbend Apartments Roxy Theatre SciTrek State Square Terminal Station Trout House Turner Broadcasting tower Turner Field† Union Stations: 1853 1871 1930 Post Office and Customs House/City Hall (1911-1930) Washington Hall

† – Centennial Olympic Stadium
Centennial Olympic Stadium
was rebuilt in 1997 as Turner Field. In turn, Turner Field
Turner Field
was rebuilt as Georgia State Stadium
Georgia State Stadium
in 2017.

Planned

Atlanta
Atlanta
Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal Atlan

.