Former Georgia offensive tackle Matt Stinchcomb is among the newest collection of legends who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
On Monday morning, the National Football Foundation announced that Stinchcomb is one of 13 members ― 10 players and three coaches ― that will make up the newest class.
The announcement was made live on SportsCenter in Atlanta, which will host the National Championship Game that coincidentally will see Stinchcomb’s Bulldogs face Alabama.
Stinchcomb will join two of the three coaches in the class ― Mack Brown and Frank Beamer ― during the coin toss for the game Monday night.
“We are extremely proud to announce the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” said former Ole Miss QB Archie Manning, chairman of the National Football Foundation and a 1989 College Football Hall of Fame inductee. “Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments.”
A two-time first team All-American, Stinchcomb earned consensus honors following his senior season in 1998. Stinchcomb also won the foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top football scholar-athlete in the country. He’s just the third inductee in the Hall of Fame to have that distinction.
Stinchcomb already is enshrined in the UGA Circle of Honor and the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame. On top of that, he was dubbed an SEC Legend in 2009 and was one of those named to the SEC All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
He’ll be the 14th Bulldogs player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Here’s a look at the rest of the class:
Trevor Cobb – RB, Rice (1989-92)
Kerry Collins – QB, Penn State (1991-94)
Dave Dickenson – QB, Montana (1992-95)
Dana Howard – LB, Illinois (1991-94)
Calvin Johnson – WR, Georgia Tech (2004-06)
Paul Palmer – RB, Temple (1983-86)
Ed Reed – DB, Miami (1998-2001)
Matt Stinchcomb – OT, Georgia (1995-98)
Aaron Taylor – C/OG, Nebraska (1994-97)
Charles Woodson – DB, Michigan (1995-97)
Frank Beamer – Murray State (1981-86), Virginia Tech (1987-2015)
Mack Brown – Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97), Texas (1998-2013)
Mel Tjeerdsma – Austin (Texas) College (1984-93), Northwest Missouri State (1994-2010)