Legendary Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer and former Sun Devil head coach Dennis Erickson have been named part of the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class as announced by the National Football Foundation Monday morning.
Plummer, an Idaho native, was named First Team All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1996 who led ASU to a Rose Bowl birth that same season. “The Snake” was a four-year starter who amassed close to 9,000 total yards and 65 touchdowns during his time in Tempe.
I remember my last game in #SunDevilStadium as a @ASUFootball player, highly emotional moment in my life! Congrats to all the seniors, on the win yesterday, focus and finish strong! @MannyWilkins5 pic.twitter.com/oY21tqXfli
— Jake Plummer (@snakestakes) November 11, 2018
After his career at ASU, he was selected in the second round of the 1997 draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He played 10 years in the NFL for both the Cardinals (1997-2002), as well as the Denver Broncos (2003-06).
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Congratulations to Jake Plummer and Dennis Erickson, who have been named to the @CFBHall of Fame, Class of 2019!
— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) January 7, 2019
Erickson, a long-time coaching standout, was named the 22nd head coach in Arizona State history in December of 2006. He was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the third time in 2007 after helping guide ASU to a 10-3 season and share of the conference championship.
He is best known for winning a pair of national championships at the University of Miami. After a stint in the NFL, he led Oregon State to their first winning season in 29 years and first bowl appearance in 35 years.
Erickson is currently the head coach of the Salt Lake City Stallions who will begin play in the Alliance of American Football League next month.
Other headliners of the 2019 class include former USC and NFL star safety Troy Polamalu, Texas quarterback Vince Young, Wisconsin offensive lineman Joe Thomas and Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis.