Lincoln Kennedy, the most decorated offensive lineman in Washington football history, has been elected into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced Friday morning.
Kennedy was a starter on the Huskies’ 1991 team that shared the national championship and earned unanimous All-America honors as an offensive tackle in 1992. He was a two-time winner of the Morris Trophy, presented to the Pac-12 Conference’s best lineman.
He was a first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Falcons and Raiders. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and played in Super Bowl XXXVII with the Raiders.
Kennedy is the 16th former Husky to be elected into the College Football Hall of Fame and the first since Steve Emtman in 2007.
He now works as part of the radio broadcast team for the Raiders.
Former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth, a first-round pick of the Seahawks in the 1987 supplemental draft, was also elected for the Class of 2015.
— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) January 9, 2015
Lincoln Kennedy was helping his 8-year-old son with his homework when he got word he was in the College Football Hall of Fame
— Anne M. Peterson (@AnnieMPeterson) January 9, 2015
The College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015:
- Trev Alberts, LB, Nebraska (1990-93)
- Brian Bosworth, LB, Oklahoma (1984-86)
- Bob Breunig, LB, Arizona State (1972-74)
- Sean Brewer, DL, Millsaps (Miss.) (1989-92)
- Ruben Brown, OT, Pittsburgh (1991-94)
- Wes Chandler, SE, Florida (1974-77)
- Thom Gatewood, SE, Notre Dame (1969-71)
- Dick Jauron, RB, Yale (1970-72)
- Clinton Jones, HB, Michigan State (1964-66)
- Lincoln Kennedy, OT, Washington (1989-92)
- Rob Lytle (deceased) – RB, Michigan (1974-76)
- Michael Payton, QB, Marshall (1989-92)
- Art Still, DE, Kentucky (1974-77)
- Zach Thomas, LB, Texas Tech (1992-95)
- Rick Williams, RB, Texas (1995-98)
- Bill Snyder, 187-94-1 (66.5%); Kansas State (1989-2005, 2009-Present)
- Jim Tressel, 229-79-2 (74.2%); Youngstown State (1986-2000) and Ohio State (2001-10)
Huskies in the NFF College Football Hall of Fame:
Players (Year inducted)
- George Wilson, HB, 1923-25 (1951)
- Chuck Carroll, HB, 1926-28 (1964)
- Paul Schwegler, T, 1929-31 (1967)
- Vic Markov, T, 1935-37 (1976)
- Hugh McElhenny, HB, 1949-51 (1981)
- Don Heinrich, QB, 1949, 50, 52 (1987)
- Bob Schloredt, QB, 1958-60 (1989)
- Max Starcevich, OG, 1934-36 (1990)
- Rick Redman, G, 1962-64 (1995)
- Don Coryell, HB, 1947-49 (1999)
- Steve Emtman, DT, 1989-91 (2007)
- Lincoln Kennedy, OT, 1989-92 (2015)
- Gilmour Dobie, 1908-16 (1951)
- James Phelan, 1930-41 (1973)
- Darrell Royal, 1956 (1983)
- Don James, 1975-92 (1997)