Former 49ers LB to be Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Vince Young, Joe Thomas Among 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class

FILE - In this August 31, 1989, file photo, Notre Dame's Raghib Ismail (25) catches a 52-yard pass covered by Virginia's Jason Wallace in the first quarter of the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.

Erickson also was a head coach at Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon State, Arizona State and for the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Jake Plummer and former ASU head coach Dennis Erickson were selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday.

He led the Longhorns to 2006 BCS National Championship over USC in one of the best championship performances in history.

Vince Young, Joe Thomas Among 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class
All-Americans, national champions dot 2019 College Football Hall of Fame class

Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990.

Joe Taylor, who won 233 games at historically black colleges, was the other coach selected for induction. The 2005 Pro Bowler led the Broncos to a 13-3 regular season record and an appearance in the AFC Championship game.

Plummer was joined by former players including safety Troy Polamalu, quarterback Vince Young, linebacker Patrick Willis, offensive tackle Joe Thomas, linebacker London Fletcher and wide receiver Torry Holt. Against the Trojans, Young threw for 267 passing and ran for 200 yards and three rushing touchdowns, inclduing the go-ahead 9-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left en route to a 41-38 victory. He is best remembered for taking two kicks back for touchdowns against MI in 1989.

In their inaugural season, the Salt Lake Stallions will have a College Football Hall of Fame inductee as their coach.

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