One of the greatest players in Tennessee Titans history will now be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame.
According to the National Football Foundation, Steve McNair is one of 17 players who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.
The full class of inductees is as follows:
- Lomas Brown – OT, Florida (1981-84)
- Keith Byars – RB, Ohio State (1982-85)
- Eric Crouch – QB, Nebraska (1998-2001)
- Eric Dickerson – RB, Southern Methodist (1979-82)
- Glenn Dorsey – DT, LSU (2004-07)
- Jumbo Elliott – OT, Michigan (1984-87)
- Jason Hanson – PK, Washington State (1988-91)
- E.J. Henderson – LB, Maryland (1999-2002)
- E.J. Junior – DE, Alabama (1977-80)
- Steve McNair – QB, Alcorn State (1991-94)
- Cade McNown – QB, UCLA (1995-98)
- Leslie O’Neal – DT, Oklahoma State (1982-85)
- Anthony Poindexter – DB, Virginia (1995-98)
- David Pollack – DE, Georgia (2001-04)
- Bob Stein – DE, Minnesota (1966-68)
- Michael Westbrook – WR, Colorado (1991-94)
- Elmo Wright – WR, Houston (1968-70)
McNair spent four years at Alcorn State, where he eventually won the Walter Payton Award in his senior season for being the top Division I-AA player after totaling 5,377 yards and 47 touchdowns. He would go on to finish third in the Heisman Trophy voting that year.
McNair was taken as the No. 3 overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the then-Houston Oilers and remained the centerpiece of the franchise after the team’s move to Tennessee.
Not only did McNair go to three Pro Bowls during his career, but he also won co-MVP honors along with Peyton Manning in 2003.
McNair would go on to take the Titans to two AFC Championship Games, winning one. He and Tennessee narrowly lost in Super Bowl XXXIV to the then-St. Louis Rams.
After finishing out his career with the Baltimore Ravens, McNair tragically lost his life when he was shot and killed by his girlfriend in 2009.