Ex-Wildcat Tedy Bruschi up for the College Football Hall of Fameby Anthony Gimino on Mar. 11, 2010, under Sports
Former Arizona defensive end Tedy Bruschi, who is tied as the NCAA’s career sacks leader, is on the ballot for the first time for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bruschi, who played defensive end at Arizona from 1991 to 1995, ended with 52 sacks, tied for the most in NCAA history with Derrick Thomas. Bruschi was a consensus All-American in 1994 and a unanimous All-American in 1995, when he was the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
Bruschi is one of 77 players on the ballot. The Hall of Fame class will be announced May 27.
Other first-time candidates on the ballot include 1995 Heisman-winning running back Eddie George from Ohio State and former Georgia offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb.
Arizona has two former players in the College Football Hall of Fame — linebacker Ricky Hunley, who was enshrined in 1988, and safety Chuck Cecil, who was inducted in December.
Bruschi retired from the New England Patriots before last season and is an analyst for ESPN.