All-Americans certainly don’t happen overnight, and it’s much tougher for players to make the Hall of Fame.

On Wednesday, the College Football Hall of Fame just announced its 2020 class and a few from the Big Ten made the cut.

In total, 17 former players and two coaches made the list this year.

“We are extremely proud to announce the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” said Archie Manning, NFF Chairman and a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer from Mississippi. “Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments.”

These 19 men will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Big Ten Players

  • Keith Byars – RB, Ohio State (1982-85)
  • Eric Crouch – QB, Nebraska (1998-2001)
  • Jumbo Elliott – OT, Michigan (1984-87)
  • Bob Stein – DE, Minnesota (1966-68)

National Players

  • Lomas Brown – OT, Florida (1981-84)
  • Glenn Dorsey – DT, LSU (2004-07)
  • E.J. Junior – DE, Alabama (1977-80)
  • David Pollack – DE, Georgia (2001-04)
  • Eric Dickerson – RB, Southern Methodist (1979-82)
  • Jason Hanson – PK, Washington State (1988-91)
  • E.J. Henderson – LB, Maryland (1999-2002)
  • Steve McNair – QB, Alcorn State (1991-94)
  • Cade McNown – QB, UCLA (1995-98)
  • Leslie O’Neal – DT, Oklahoma State (1982-85)
  • Anthony Poindexter – DB, Virginia (1995-98)
  • Michael Westbrook – WR, Colorado (1991-94)
  • Elmo Wright – WR, Houston (1968-70)

Coaches

  • Dick Sheridan – 121-52-5 (69.4%); Furman (1978-85), North Carolina State (1986-92)
  • Andy Talley – 258-155-2 (62.4%); St. Lawrence [NY] (1979-83), Villanova (1985-2016)