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2012 College Football Hall Of Fame: Former Longhorns And Bears Players On Ballot

There are two former Texas Longhorns and one former Baylor Bears on the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Will they make it in?

The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame ballot has been released and, according to SB Nation's Jason Kirk, there are two former Texas Longhorns and one former Baylor Bears that could make their way into the hall of fame. The two former Texas players are defensive back Jerry Gray and offensive tackle Bob McKay and the former Bears player is quarterback Don Trull.

Gray was a two-time first team All-American while at Texas. He was a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1985 draft, and through his nine-year career, he was a four-time Pro Bowler. After his retirement following the 1993 season, he became a coach in the NFL, which is what he still does today. McKay was a first-team All American in the 1969 season and helped the Longhorns become National Champions. He was a first round pick in the 1970 NFL draft and he went on to play nine seasons for the Cleveland Browns, the team that drafted him, and the New England Patriots.

Trull was also an All-American and won the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 1961 and 1962 for being college football's top passer. He finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting in the 1963 season. He was a 14th-round pick in the AFL Draft and a ninth-round pick in the NFL Draft and played six seasons with the Houston Oilers and one with the Boston Patriots.

For more on the Longhorns, check out Burnt Orange Nation, and for more on the Bears, head to Our Daily Bears.

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