Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson, right, is tackled in the first quarter by Wake Forest defender Chip Vaughn during the ACC Championship game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, in Jacksonville, FLa. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson and Georgia's Matt Stinchcomb are among the players on the ballot for the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The ballot released Thursday by the National Football Foundation includes 75 players and six coaches who competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA. An additional 98 players and 31 coaches from lower divisions and NAIA are also up for consideration.
Johnson and Stinchcomb are just two of the many nominees with Georgia ties. Former Georgia Tech linebacker Marco Coleman, Fort Valley State defensive back Tyrone Poole, and Pellham native Don Griffin are also on the ballot.
The list also includes five players who spent time with the Atlanta Falcons; Morten Andersen (Michigan State), Tony Gonzalez (Cal), Craig Heyward (Pittsburgh). Eric Dickerson (SMU), and Moe Gardner (Illinois).
Long-time Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, former Texas coach Mack Brown, and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson are among those players making their first appearance on the ballot.
The newest Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan. 8 in Atlanta, the site of the College Football Playoff championship game.
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