LINCOLN, Neb. — For the seventh straight year, 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch headlines former Huskers who were named on the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released Thursday.
Crouch is joined on the ballot by Aaron Taylor and Zach Wiegert, two offensive linemen.
From Millard North High School in Omaha, Crouch set the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 59. In his senior season in 2001, Crouch threw for 1,510 yards and 7 touchdowns, plus ran for 1,115 yards and 18 touchdowns. Crouch was a consensus All-American in 2001. He also won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year and the 2001 Heisman Trophy.
Part of the famous 1990s “Pipeline,” Taylor was a first-team All-American at center in 1996 and unanimous All-American at offensive guard in 1997. He won the Outland Trophy in 1997, and his No. 67 was retired in 1998.
Also part of the Pipeline, Wiegert was a first-team All-American in 1994. That season, Wiegert led Nebraska with 113 pancake blocks, and he was part of an offensive line that helped the Huskers average 340 rushing yards a game. Weigert even received one first-place vote for the Heisman Trophy in 1994.
The 2018 Hall of Fame Class will be announced Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta.