Kerry Collins is heading to the College Football Hall of Fame. The former Penn State quarterback is part of the 2018 class, which was announced Monday.
Kerry Collins inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) January 8, 2018
Congratulations to legendary Penn State signal-caller, Kerry Collins, for being named to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class! Collins is the 25th Penn Stater to be elected: https://t.co/KoLOYOuHhi#WeAre pic.twitter.com/sttY7RNlQA
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 8, 2018
“I am extremely honored to be included in the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018,” Collins said in a statement. “I was surrounded by great players and coaches during my time at Penn State, and was fortunate to have been part of an unbelievably talented undefeated 1994 Big Ten Championship team. My years at Penn State were special, and I am eternally grateful for the support and guidance I received there as a student-athlete. I would like to congratulate the other members of this year’s class, and to also thank the National Football Foundation for the privilege of joining the long list of Nittany Lions previously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.”
Collins played at Penn State from 1991-1994 and was the signal caller of one of the best offenses in program history during his final season. Collins threw for 5,304 yards and 39 touchdowns during his college career — 2,679 of those yards and 21 of those touchdowns came during the 1994 season.
Collins finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1994, was a consensus All-American that season and helped Penn State go 12-0 while scoring 47.8 points per game. Collins went on to be the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. He had a 17-year NFL career and was selected to two Pro Bowls.
Calvin Johnson, Ed Reed, Charles Woodson and Frank Beamer were also part of the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class. The full group can be found here.
“We are extremely proud to announce the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” National Football Foundation Chairman and a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning said in a statement. “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.”