2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot features several former Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez (Photo credit should read DAVE KAUP/AFP via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez (Photo credit should read DAVE KAUP/AFP via Getty Images) /

Several former Chiefs players can be found on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

The 2021 ballot was just released for voting for the College Football Hall of Fame and several former members of the Kansas City Chiefs organization can be found among the potential inductees. From  player legends to important execs, Chiefs fans will recognize several names who could be among the honored next year.

The biggest name on the list among former Chiefs is that of Tony Gonzalez, a first-ballot Hall of Famer in Canton, Ohio already. It makes sense that he would also be immortalized for his incredible college football career at Cal that ultimately led him to being a first-round choice of the Chiefs.

Here’s a rundown of other former Chiefs up for one of the biggest honors that could be given to a former college athlete:

  • Eric Bieniemy is a deserving candidate on the list. The Chiefs offensive coordinator was a beast of a running back at Colorado who set numerous school records, won a national title, and was named an All-American in 1990.
  • Morten Andersen is among the most successful NFL kickers of all time, but the former Chiefs specialist was also a former first-team All American at Michigan State.
  • C.J. Spiller is best known in K.C. as a running back stuck in a revolving door for the Chiefs, but he was an All-American in two categories in 2009 as a returner and running back for Clemson.
  • Jack Del Rio was an incredible linebacker at USC before entering the ranks of the pros and playing in the second level for the Chiefs defense in the late ’80s.
  • Among smaller schools, former Chiefs GM John Dorsey is among the potential to be honored for his playing days as a linebacker from Connecticut where he was a First Team All-American in ’83.
  • Boomer Grigsby was a fifth round pick of the Chiefs back in 2005 after being named a three-time All-American linebacker at Illinois State.

The deadline for voting is July 7, but the awards will not be given out until late in 2021 when the honorees will have individual moments at their respective schools. The 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner will celebrate all inductees on December 7, 2021.

You can find out more information about this year’s class here.

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