The Black College Football Hall of Fame formally enshrined its Class of 2013 during a ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday.
The newest members were selected from a list of 35 finalists who had been determined earlier this year by the Black College Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee comprised of journalists and former football executives from around the country. Former inductees also submitted their votes to determine who will join this elite group of pioneers who have significantly impacted college football.
Here are the 11 members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013:
» Elvin Bethea (OLB, NC A&T, 1964-67; Houston Oilers, 1968-83)
» Charles Brackins (QB, Prairie View A&M, 1951-54; Green Bay Packers, 1955)
» Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB, Tennessee State University, 1968-71; Pittsburgh Steelers, 1972-75)
» Ken Houston (DB, Prairie View A&M, 64-1967; Houston Oilers, 1967-72, Washington Redskins, 1973-80)
» Ed "Too Tall" Jones (DL, Tennessee State University, 1970-73; Dallas Cowboys, 1974-89)
» John "Big John" Merritt (Head Coach, Tennessee State, 1953-83)
» Charlie Neal (Longtime commentator for Black College Football)