Steelers History Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame Published 6 months ago on January 15, 2019 By Donnie Druin 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe National Football Foundation announced the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class, tallying a total of 15 inductees. Of the many inductees, a familiar name stands out: Troy Polamalu. Before Pittsburgh fell hair over heels for Polamalu, he roamed the field as a USC Trojan from 1999-2002 before being selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. During his time at USC, Polamalu accumulated 278 tackles, 29 tackles for a loss, 6 interceptions, 4 blocked punts, and 3 touchdowns. “I believe God named me Troy for a reason” Polamalu said to Steve Bischeff of WeAreSC.com following his announcement of retirement from football in 2015. Troy did indeed live up to his gladiator-esque name as a Trojan, earning All-American honors his senior season while earning All-Conference honors during his junior/senior seasons at USC. Troy’s fellow 2019 class inductees include: Mention Steelers Now and save $10! TERRELL BUCKLEY – DB, Florida State (1989-91) RICKEY DIXON – DB, Oklahoma (1984-87) LONDON FLETCHER – LB, John Carroll [OH] (1995-97) JACOB GREEN – DL, Texas A&M (1977-79) TORRY HOLT – WR, North Carolina State (1995-98) RAGHIB “ROCKET” ISMAIL – KR/WR, Notre Dame (1988-90) DARREN McFADDEN – RB, Arkansas (2005-07) JAKE PLUMMER – QB, Arizona State (1993-96) JOE THOMAS – OL, Wisconsin (2003-06) LORENZO WHITE – RB, Michigan State (1984-87) PATRICK WILLIS – LB, Mississippi (2003-06) VINCE YOUNG – QB, Texas (2003-05) Along with the players, two coaches were also added to the class. Dennis Erickson and Joe Taylor were announced as the two coaches to be elected along with the thirteen players. The 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class will officially be inducted during the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner, which will be held on December 10th later this year. The induction serves as a great achievement and recognition for Polamalu, and will hope to add another Hall of Fame induction to his resume when he is first eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020. 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredHall of FameSteelersTroy PolamaluUSC Up Next Ex-Steeler Derek Moye Ready for Next Challenge at Western Beaver Don't Miss Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Steelers Help Unveil Steel Curtain Roller Coaster at Kennywood Exclusive with Steelers TE, Former Rugby Player Christian Scotland-Williamson NFL Network to Broadcast Two Steelers Preseason Games Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos NFL3 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Steelers6 days ago Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Steelers4 days ago Madden NFL ‘20 Reveals Steelers Player Ratings Steelers3 days ago Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan NFL3 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Who Will be the Second Receiver Option Behind JuJu? Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Who Should be in Steelers Hall of Honor? Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!