Two former Indiana football players, Vaughn Dunbar and Antwaan Randle El, are included in the 2023 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, which the College Hall of Fame and National Football Foundation announced Monday.
Dunbar led the country in rushing in 1991 with 1,805 yards, finishing the year as a unanimous first-team All American. He led Indiana to the Peach Bowl in 1990 and Copper Bowl in 1991, where he took home MVP honors.
Randle El was named a first-team All American in 2001 and was the first quarterback to win both Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year in his career. He was the first player in NCAA history to record more than 40 touchdowns, 2,500 yards of total offense, 6,000 passing yards and 3,000 yards in a career. Randle El also played basketball and baseball at Indiana during college.
The Indiana football program has contributed six athletes to the College Football Hall of Fame, most recently including Anthony Thompson in 2007. The other inductees are Alvin "Bo" McMillin in 1951, Pete Philos in 1966, Zora Clevenger in 1968, George Taliaferro in 1981 and John Tavener in 1990.
The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be decided in early 2023 and will be inducted Dec. 5 of the same year.