College Football Hall Of Fame: Jake Scott, Deion Sanders Elected In 2011 Class

Jake Scott, who played his college football at Georgia, and Deion Sanders, who became famous while playing for the Falcons, were named to the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday.

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2011 College Football Hall Of Fame: Deion Sanders, Jake Scott Elected Tuesday

The College Football Hall of Fame announced it's 2011 class on Tuesday, and it included just one of the four eligible players that made their names while playing in the state of Georgia. Former Georgia defensive back Jake Scott is part of the 2011 class, while Joe Hamilton, Matt Stinchcomb and Scott Woerner were left on the outside looking in, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Deion Sanders is also part of the 2011 class. He played for Florida St. in College, but made his name professionally while playing for the Atlanta Falcons, so we can claim him too.

We heard that Ohio St. running back Eddie George and former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr were going to be inducted on Monday, the rest of the class looks like this.

Also picked are Florida receiver Carlos Alvarez, Texas defensive lineman Doug English, Oregon State fullback Bill Enyart, Alabama defensive lineman Marty Lyons, Miami defensive lineman Russell Maryland, Georgia defensive back Jake Scott, Nebraska guard Will Shields, Minnesota quarterback Sandy Stephens, West Virginia linebacker Darryl Talley, Oklahoma halfback Clendon Thomas, Arizona defensive lineman Rob Waldrop, and Michigan State receiver Gene Washington.

Scott played for the Bulldogs in the late 60's before starring for the Miami Dolphins throughout the 1970's. Scott still holds Georgia records for most career interceptions and most interception return yards.

Sanders was a two-time consensus All-American at Florida St. in 1986 and 1987, and was a third team selection in 1988. After his career at Florida St., he was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1989 Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.

The other three Georgie players who were not elected will have another shot at the hall next year.

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2011 College Football Hall Of Fame Class To Be Announced Tuesday Morning

The rest of the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame induction class, which already includes Ohio St. Buckeyes RB Eddie George and Michigan Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr, will be announced at a Tuesday ceremony in New York City. One other coach and 13 other players are scheduled to be added to the class, which will be entered into the hall in July.

The event is set for the site of the NASDAQ Market in Times Square at 11:30 am ET, and can purportedly be viewed live online at the National Football Foundation's website

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets QB Joe Hamilton is a first-ballot candidate, making him a longshot to earn enshrinement this time around. He's joined by three fellow Peach State greats, all Georgia Bulldogs: DB Jake Scott, OT Matt Stinchcomb and DB Scott Woerner. The Hall is supposed to move from South Bend to Atlanta in March 2013.

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2011 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot: Joe Hamilton, Jake Scott Headline Peach State Players

Joe Hamilton of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets makes his first appearance on a College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year, joining Georgia Bulldogs greats Jake Scott, Matt Stinchcomb, and Scott Woerner. Ivan Maisel likes Hamilton's chances, while Dawg Sports' Kyle King last year voted for all three Dawgs to make it in.

Hamilton was the 1999 Heisman Trophy runner-up, Scott is Georgia's all-time interceptions leader, Stinchcomb was a two-time All-American, and Woerner made the interception that sealed Georgia's 1980 national title.

According to my one quick count through, 14 players from current SEC schools appear on the ballot, along with seven players from schools in the ACC at the moment. I have no interest in counting them again, though you're welcome to give it a shot.

Florida's Carlos Alvarez, N.C. State's Ted Brown, Arkansas' Brandon Burlsworth and Leotis Harris, Alabama's Marty Lyons and Derrick Thomas, and Virginia's Anthony Poindexter are the other new SEC or ACC additions to the list. Last year's induction class saw four players and one coach from Southeastern schools enshrined.

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