Frank Beamer, the Hillsville, Va., native who played at Tech and returned as head coach in Blacksburg in 1987, was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility.
The announcement of the 2018 Class was made Monday live on ESPN's SportsCenter in Atlanta, the site of the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, which will be played Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium between Alabama and Georgia.
Other notable names who are part of the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 include: Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Miami safety Ed Reed and MI cornerback Charles Woodson.
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Beamer will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on December 4 in NY. Taylor becomes the 18th Nebraska player to earn induction into the College Hall of Fame and gives NU 24 overall members of the Hall including six coaches. He was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor on November 22, 2015. Woodson finished his pro career as a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and eight-time all-pro. Taylor posted 337 career pancake blocks while leading the Huskers to an impressive 49-2 overall record and a flawless 30-0 conference mark in four years. His senior season, he recorded a then-program record 137 pancake blocks as the Huskers led the nation in total offense, rushing and scoring.
Taylor was selected in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, splitting the season between the Colts and Chicago Bears. Among his many honors, he was named to all-century teams by Sports Illustrated and Walter Camp, and also the Big 12 10th anniversary team.
Nebraska went 49-2 during Taylor's tenure and retired his No. 67 jersey after his departure.