By Will Sahlie
AUBURN, Ala. - Two former Auburn greats were named to the College Football Hall of Fame ballot on Thursday.
Linebacker Gregg Carr and defensive back Buddy McClinton are among the 75 players from the FBS who are up for consideration to join the College Football Hall of Fame.
Carr was a 1984 consensus First Team All-American and three-time First Team All-SEC selection. He also won SEC Lineman of the Year in 1984. He twice led Auburn in tackles and helped the Tigers win the 1983 SEC title.
McClinton was a three-time All-American, including First Team All-American in 1969. He is Auburn's all-time leader in interceptions with 18. McClinton's 18 career interceptions are also an SEC career record. McClinton also holds the record for interceptions in a season at Auburn with nine.
"It's an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 5.19 million people have played college football and only 987 players have been inducted," said National Football Foundation President & CEO Steve Hatchell.
The 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 8, 2018 in Atlanta on the day of the College Football Playoff National Championship.