Previous College of Wisconsin offensive deal with Joe Thomas was selected for induction into the College or university Football Corridor of Fame, together with 12 other gamers and two coaches, it was declared Monday.
The relaxation of the gamers to be enshrined at the National Football Foundation’s award banquet in December incorporate Texas quarterback Vince Younger, Notre Dame receiver Raghib Ismail, Arkansas functioning again Darren McFadden, Oklahoma defensive again Rickey Dixon, John Carroll linebacker London Fletcher, Texas A&M defensive lineman Jacob Environmentally friendly, North Carolina State receiver Torry Holt, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, USC defensive again Troy Polamalu, Florida State defensive again Terrell Buckley, Michigan State functioning again Lorenzo White and Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis.
Dennis Erickson, who coached Miami (Fla.) to two national championships, and Joe Taylor, who received 233 game titles at historically black schools, had been selected for induction as coaches.
The Goodyear Blimp was named an honorary member of the Corridor of Fame.
A unanimous very first-workforce All-American as a senior, Thomas was UW’s very first winner of the Outland Trophy, offered to the nation’s prime inside lineman. He started off 39 game titles at remaining deal with for the Badgers, earning consensus very first-workforce All-Big Ten honors in 2005 and 2006 and was a two-time Lombardi Award semifinalist.
Thomas will become the 11th UW player, and 15th over-all (becoming a member of 4 coaches) from the university, to be induced into the Corridor of Fame.
Other Badgers gamers inducted incorporate Alan Ameche, Marty Underneath, Robert Butler, Ron Dayne, Pat More difficult, Elroy Hirsch, Tim Krumrie, Pat O’Dea, Pat Richter, Dave Schreiner. UW coaches incorporate Barry Alvarez, Phil King, George Minimal and Harry Stuhldreher.
Thomas retired from the Cleveland Browns after the 2017 season and is widely regarded as a powerful applicant for the Professional Football Corridor of Fame as properly.