Report: Alabama legend Derrick Thomas finally a College Football Hall of Famer

21 May

Great news for the family of great player and good man who so tragically, so young

CollegeFootballTalk

The College Football Hall of Fame induction class for 2014 will be revealed, officially, Thursday, but word is out on one player that will finally be immortalized among the greats. Alabama’s Derrick Thomas will see his long overdue call to the hall be answered.

Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com was first with the report (via Twitter).

Although a successful career in the NFL is not necessarily a component for the College Football Hall of Fame, Thomas sure packs a loaded list of career achievements. Thomas was a nine-time Pro Bowl player, a member of the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner in 1993. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009 and owns six franchise records for the…

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