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Pro Football Hall of Fame: Colleges with most members

USC has the most alums in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the Trojans are in danger of being overtaken Saturday, when this year's inductees are announced.

There are 11 USC alums in the Hall, and ex-Trojans star Junior Seau is among the finalists this year. Notre Dame is second with 10 alums in the Hall, and former Fighting Irish stars Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown are finalists this year.

Ohio State has nine alums, third-most among colleges, and former Buckeyes star Orlando Pace is another finalist.

Two schools could have their first Hall members this week: Northern Iowa with Kurt Warner and James Madison with Charles Haley.

The other player finalists are alums of schools that already have Hall members: Kevin Greene of Auburn (one alum in the Hall), Terrell Davis of Georgia (two), Morten Andersen of Michigan State (three), Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff of Nebraska (three), John Lynch of Stanford (three) and Marvin Harrison of Syracuse (six).

The "contributor" candidates and their alma maters: Don Coryell went to Washington, Tony Dungy went to Minnesota, Jimmy Johnson went to Arkansas, Bill Polian went to New York University and Ron Wolf went to Oklahoma.

Here's a look at the colleges that have the most Hall of Fame members (non-players are designated with an asterisk):

Check out which schools have the most players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1. USC: 11

Who's in: RB Marcus Allen, E Red Badgro, HB/WR Frank Gifford, S Ronnie Lott, OT Bruce Matthews, OT Ron Mix, OT Anthony Munoz, RB O.J. Simpson, WR Lynn Swann, S Willie Wood, OT Ron Yary.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from USC

2. Notre Dame: 10

Who's in: LB Nick Buoniconti, TE Dave Casper, RB Paul Hornung, OT/DT/LB George Connor, Curly Lambeau*, RB John McNally, E Wayne Millner, QB Joe Montana, DT Alan Page, C George Trafton.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Notre Dame

3. Ohio State: 9

Who's in: WR Cris Carter, Sid Gillman, OT/K Lou Groza, WR Dante Lavelli, CB Dick LeBeau, G/T Jim Parker, Ed Sabol, WR Paul Warfield, DT Bill Willis.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Ohio State

4t. Michigan: 8

Who's in: George Allen, G Dan Dierdorf, DE Len Ford, QB Benny Friedman, E Bill Hewitt, WR Elroy Hirsch, G Tom Mack, Ralph Wilson Jr.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Michigan

4t. Pittsburgh: 8

Who's in: TE Mike Ditka, DE Chris Doleman, RB Tony Dorsett, G Russ Grimm, LB Rickey Jackson, QB Dan Marino, RB Curtis Martin, LB Joe Schmidt.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Pittsburgh

6t. Alabama: 7

Who's in: G John Hannah, WR Don Hutson, QB Joe Namath, TE Ozzie Newsome, QB Bart Starr, C Dwight Stephenson, LB Derrick Thomas.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Alabama

6t. Syracuse: 7

Who's in: RB Jim Brown, RB Larry Csonka, Al Davis*, RB Floyd Little, TE John Mackey, WR Art Monk, C Jim Ringo.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Syracuse

8t. Illinois: 6

Who's in: LB Dick Butkus, RB Red Grange, George Halas, RB/WR Bobby Mitchell, LB Ray Nitschke, Shorty Ray.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Illinois

8t. Miami: 6

Who's in: DE Ted Hendricks, WR Michael Irvin, QB Jim Kelly, DT Cortez Kennedy, C Jim Otto, DT Warren Sapp.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Miami (Fla.)

8t. Minnesota: 6

Who's in: LB Bobby Bell, DE Carl Eller, Bud Grant*, FB Bronko Nagurski, DT Leo Nomellini, TE Charlie Sanders.
» Photos: Top 10 all-time NFL players from Minnesota

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