How many Auburn players are eligible to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame?

The Class of 2023 ballot will be revealed in the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 at 10 a.m. CST on Monday The National Football Association announced Wednesday.

Includes NCAA subdivision portion on 2023 Ballot 80 players. will any of Auburn be it?

Eight Auburn players are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. But he hasn’t added the Tigers to the Hall of Fame roster since Ed Dyas was part of the 2009 class.

Twenty-four Auburn players are eligible to vote for the Class of 2023. This does not include 22 Auburn alumni who meet the first criteria for consideration for the College Football Hall of Fame but are not in the current eligibility window.

This is 46 Auburn players with the potential to become Hall of Famers.

To be considered in the College Football Hall of Fame today, a player must have been selected by the All-American team by one of the organizations that the NCAA uses to compile its annual consensus for the All-American team. Currently, these organizations are the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the American Football Writers Association, Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. But the determinants used by the NCAA have varied over the years, ranging from 2 to 10.

Players are not considered in the College Football Hall of Fame until 10 years after their last season. They are also not considered while they are active players in the NFL. Auburn has nine players who meet the All-American criterion but are not yet eligible because their last season with the Tigers came in 2013 or later or they are still playing in the NFL.

Players are also not considered on the ballot if their college career ended more than 50 years ago, so any player who completed their time with the Tigers prior to 1973 is not eligible for the 2023 ballot. Auburn has 13 players who meet the All-American standard but are outside the 50-year window , including such notables as Jim “Red” Phillips and Zeke Smith.

These players may still be considered in the College Football Hall of Fame, but their qualifications are examined by the Football Sub-Division Honors Review Committee, bypassing the ballot.

Phillips was a unanimous All-American in 1957. Derek Brown was a Unanimous All-American in 2019. While they are not eligible to appear on the ballot, three others from Auburn’s unanimous All-American are – Brent Fullwood, Ed King and Ben Tamborillo.

The All-American unanimously is a first-team player for all of the organizations that the NCAA used to compile the All-American team consensus of the season.

The All-American consensus is usually a player selected for the first team of at least half of the organizations that the NCAA has used to compile the All-American consensus. It is possible to become an All-American consensus without reaching the halfway point, and it is also possible, though rare, to not be an All-American consensus even while making up at least half of the first teams.

To be considered in the College Football Hall of Fame, players don’t have to be in agreement with all Americans – only first-team players to make the right choice.

Former Auburn players eligible to join the College Football Hall of Fame whose careers ended over 50 years ago include (presented alphabetically by their All-American qualification criteria):

Jackie Burkett Center: Incompatibility in 1958

Defensive intervention David Campbell: Incompatibility in 1968

Joe Childress Defender: Incompatibility 1955

Frank D’Agostino’s intervention: Incompatibility 1955

Quarterback: Monk Gavford: Incompatibility 1942

Defensive Back Paddy McClinton: 1969 compatibility

Jim “Reed” Phillips ending: unanimously in 1957

Ken Rice treatment: Lack of consensus in 1959 and unanimity in 1960

Jimmy Seidl’s back: Incompatibility in 1963

Goalkeeper Zeke Smith: Consensus in 1958 and discord in 1959

Defensive intervention Jack Thornton: Incompatibility in 1965

Caleb Warrington Centre: Incompatibility 1944

Defensive back Larry Willingham: 1970’s compatibility

Former Auburn players currently eligible for balloting for the College Football Hall of Fame (presented alphabetically with the All-America qualification criteria include):

Midfielder Ken Bernich: 1974 compatibility

Linebacker Ondray Bros.: Compatibility of 1987

Midfielder Greg Carr: Compatibility of 1984

Potter Louis Colbert: Incompatibility in 1985

Linebacker Kurt Crane: Incompatibility in 1987

Potter Terry Daniel: 1993 compatibility

Midfielder Carlos Dansby: 2003 compatibility

Damon Duvall’s kicker: 2001 compatibility

Defensive Nick Fairley: 2010 consensus

Rebooting Brent Foolwood: unanimously in 1986

Offensive Wayne Gandhi: 1993 compatibility

Guard Ed King: Lack of consensus in 1989 and unanimity in 1990

Offensive Marcus McNeill: 2005 compatibility

Offensive tackle Victor Riley: Disagreement in 1997

Defensive Back Brian Robinson: 1994 compatibility

Defensive intervention David Rucker: 1990 compatibility

Corner back Carlos Rogers: 2004 compatibility

Frank Sanders wide receiver: Incompatibility in 1990

Offensive tackle Stacy Searles: Incompatibility in 1987

Defensive Back Chris Schilling: Incompatibility in 1994

Linebacker Takeo Screws: Disagreement in 1997

Ben Tamborillo Center: unanimously in 1986

The return of Carnell “Cadillac” Williams: Incompatibility in 2004

Li Zimba offensive tackle: 2010 consensus

Former Auburn players who meet the College Football Hall of Fame’s All-American criterion but are not yet eligible for consideration (presented alphabetically with the All-America qualification criteria include):

Defensive Derek Brown: Unanimously in 2019

Kicker Daniel Carlson: Incompatibility in 2017

All-Purpose/Kick Return Chris Davis: Incompatibility in 2013

Res Desmox Center: 2014 consensus

Defensive End Carl Lawson: Incompatibility in 2016

Running Back Trey Mason: Incompatibility in 2013

Cornbrick Roger McCreary: Incompatibility in 2021

Quarterback Cam Newton: 2010 consensus

Goalkeeper Braden Smith: Incompatibility in 2017

Auburn has eight players already inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (presented alphabetically by All-America qualification criteria):

Terry Beasley wide receiver: unanimously in 1971

Defender Ed Dias: Incompatibility 1960

Defensive Back Tucker Frederickson: Compatibility of 1964

Midfielder Jimmy Hitchcock: 1932 compatibility

Running Back Bo Jackson: Consensus in 1983 and consensus in 1985

Defensive tackle Tracy Rucker: The consensus in 1987 and the consensus in 1988

Quarterback Pat Sullivan: unanimously in 1971

One College Football Hall of Fame from Auburn does not meet the criteria of an All-American currently in use — quarterback Walter Gilbert, who played for the Tigers from 1934 until 1936.

Players are nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame by athletic directors, head coaches, and directors of sports information for NFC member schools.

FBS candidates are geographically ranked for eight district screening committees. Committee members vote on the players who will represent their district on the ballot. Players who received significant support in the final vote the previous year but did not enter the College Football Hall of Fame are also automatically placed on the ballot.

The 12,000+ members of the NFL then get the annual ballot for consideration.

After the vote, the NFF Honors Court considers recommendations from the Veterans’ Committee, reviews the vote and names the members of the Hall of Fame category.

Mark Enabinet is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter Hahahaha.