Ron Simmons, Florida State nose guard has been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Simmons, played nose guard for Florida State in the early 1980’s and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in his senior year. Simmons was a four year starter and his number 50 jersey has been retired by the school. Simmons was the first African-American WCW World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and was a multiple time WWF World Tag Team Champion.
Troy Aikman, Billy Cannon and Lou Holtz headline the induction class that also includes Virginia offensive tackle Jim Dombrowski; Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald; Florida linebacker Wilber Marshall; Washington State running back Ruben Mayes; Arizona State guard Randall McDaniel; Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson; Wyoming tight end Jay Novacek; Texas Tech split end Dave Parks; Oklahoma State running back Thurman Thomas, and Army quarterback Arnold Tucker.
John Cooper is the other coach selected for induction.