Today, the National Football Foundation released the 2022 Hall Of Fame Ballot and Texas Longhorns Dan Neil (1993- 96) is a candidate on the ballot.
Neil was an offensive linemen, two-time First Team All-American, and started 49 consecutives. A Lombardi Trophy semifinalist and team captain his senior year, Neil was only one of two linemen to earn team MVP honors in 42 years prior.
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round (67th pick) in the 1997 NFL Draft, Neil started for Denver during their back-to-back Super Bowl Championship seasons (XXXII & XXXIII) and started in 104 of the 108 games over the next seven seasons.
The NFF announced the 63rd annual awards dinner has moved to Las Vegas and will take place December 7, 2021 where Texas Longhorns Kenneth Sims will be inducted in the class of 2021. There have been 21 Longhorns players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Sims was selected by the New England Patriots as the first overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft and only the third Longhorn to be selected No. 1 overall (Earl Campbell, 1978, Tommy Nobis, 1966).
Congratulations Kenneth Sims on your induction and Dan Neil for being on the ballot.