Which B1G schools have produced the most NFL Hall of Famers? You might be surprised
The start of the 2018 NFL preseason begins on Thursday night as the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens square off in the league’s annual Hall of Fame Game.
Maybe it’s not the most exciting brand of football, but it’s still football, right?
With the Hall of Fame Game kicking off on Thursday and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place on Saturday, the NFL was prompted to send out a tweet highlighting the college programs that have produced the most members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
And you might be surprised with some of the B1G programs that were mentioned.
Ohio State and Michigan led the way in the B1G, with the Buckeyes having 10 stars in the Hall of Fame while the Wolverines produced eight NFL stars. Those totals ranked third and fourth most nationally.
After that? Minnesota followed with seven inductees with Minnesota and Penn State producing six apiece. How about the Gophers and the Illini in the mix?
— NFL (@NFL) August 2, 2018
Notre Dame and USC led the way nationally with 13 and 12 Hall of Famers, respectively. Those programs, along with Ohio State, were the only three to reach double-figures.
The B1G is the conference best represented here, too. Five of the top 13 programs to produce NFL Hall of Fame talent hail from the conference.