Warrick Dunn, the 2010 Heisman Humanitarian, as well as five Heisman Trophy finalists, including two runners-up, were named to the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class, the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced on Monday.
Dunn twice finished in the Heisman top 10 balloting, finishing fifth in 1996 and ninth in 1995. He was selected as the 2010 Heisman Humanitarian to honor a life of prolific philanthropic work, which includes Warrick Dunn Charities and the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation.
The five Heisman finalists that are joining Dunn in the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class include 2003 runner-up Larry Fitzgerald and 2009 runner-up Toby Gerhart as well as a trio of fourth-place finishers in Randy Moss (1997), Tim Couch (1998) and Alex Smith (2004). Couch was also ninth in voting in 1997.
A host of others who finished high in Heisman balloting are also in the 19-person class, including Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon (fifth in 2010), UCLA tailback Paul Cameron (third in 1953 and sixth in 1952) and Julius Peppers (10th in 2001).
Also in the class is Ohio State offensive tackle Chris Ward, who was part of the Buckeyes’ offensive line in both of two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin’s Heisman seasons (1974-75).
Among the three coaches entering the Hall of Fame is long-time Nebraska fixture Frank Solich, who was the head coach for the Huskers during Eric Crouch’s 2001 Heisman season. He also recruited and coached Heisman winner and College Football Hall of Famer Mike Rozier as an assistant under Tom Osborne.
The 19 First Team All-America players and three standout coaches in the 2024 Class were selected from the national ballot of 78 players and nine coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks.
The 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class will officially be inducted during the 66th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 10, 2024, at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Here is a link to the official announcement.