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Michigan State Football: 3 former Spartans on 2022 CFB Hall of Fame ballot

Michigan State football has a storied history. Former players who have gone on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coaches who have paved the way for certain styles, and a handful of national titles.

The Spartans have had a number of former players break out in the NFL after college and make names for themselves there and those guys usually had monster careers in East Lansing.

Those impressive careers have led to College Football Hall of Fame consideration and three former Spartans find themselves on the 2022 ballot.

Flozell Adams, Morten Andersen, and former coach Darryl Rogers are all on the latest College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

One of those guys, Andersen, is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

According to Stephen Brooks, all were on the ballot in 2021 as well, so there’s a chance they don’t get voted in for a second straight year. But I would put money on at least one getting in.

Recapping their Michigan State football careers

Adams was one of the best linemen in the country at Michigan State and was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1997. He was a second-round NFL draft pick and earned the nickname “The Hotel” in college as a 6-7, 335-pounder. The former All-American played in the NFL from 1998-2010.

Andersen was one of the best kickers of all time and was a first-team All-American in 1981. He was also inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame about a decade ago after a great career in East Lansing and even broke the Big Ten record with a 63-yard field goal make. He became a seven-time Pro Bowler, five-time All-Pro, and was a two-time Golden Toe Award winner. His NFL career was good enough to get him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Lastly, Rogers coached Michigan State from 1976-79, going 24-18-2, and won a Big Ten title in his second-to-last season in East Lansing. He left for Arizona State and eventually took over the Detroit Lions but had far more success at the collegiate level.

Who do you think gets in this time around?


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