Nick Saban, Urban Meyer lead College FB HOF ballot

Coaches Nick Saban and Urban Meyer and defensive tackle Aaron Donald headline the 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Monday by the National Football Foundation.The ballot, emailed to more than 12,000 NFF members, includes 77 players and nine coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 34 coaches from the divisional ranks.”It’s an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot considering more than 5.7 million people have played college football and only 1,093 players have been inducted,” said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. Being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game, and we look forward to announcing the 2025 College Football Hall of Fame Class early next year.”The voting deadline is July 1, and the 2025 class will be officially inducted during the 67th CFF annual awards on Dec. 9, 2025, in Las Vegas.Saban, Meyer and Donald made the ballot in their first year of eligibility.Saban, who just retired after last season after 17 seasons at Alabama, boasts the most national championships in FBS history, winning four BCS titles and three CFP championships during his career.