Oregon star Haloti Ngata on 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Oregon has one of its best in program history up for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Former Duck defensive lineman Haloti Ngata is on the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Monday by the National Football Foundation (NFF) in conjunction with the College Hall of Fame. The ballot consists of 78 players and nine coaches from the FBS ranks, with another 101 players and 32 coaches coming from divisional ranks.
“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot considering more than 5.62 million people have played college football and only 1,074 players have been inducted,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. Being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game, and we look forward to announcing the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class early next year.”
NFF members have through June 30 to submit their ballots. The official Class of 2024 will be revealed in early 2024.
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Ngata was a consensus First Team All-American in 2005, becoming the first Duck to earn that distinction since 1962. He was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and the first Oregon player in program history to be named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year (2005). That same season, he was also a finalist for the Nagurski and Outland trophies. He was also a Freshman All-American in 2002.
The California native was a first-round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, picked 12th overall by the Baltimore Ravens. In nine seasons with the Ravens, he was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection and a three-time second-team All-Pro, earned five Pro Bowl nods, and won a Super Bowl. Over 13 NFL seasons, he collected 32.5 sacks.