Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 5/23/14
On Thursday afternoon the latest class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame was announced. Among the 16 names to be honored is one of the pillars of Linebacker U, Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Conlan will be the 18th Penn State player to be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Conlan will be the third Penn State linebacker enshrined in the hall, along with Jack Ham (Class of 1990) and Dennis Onkotz (Class of 1995). All three are influential figures in the strong linebacker lineage at Penn State, and having them each in the hall of fame only strengthens that foundation. Hall of Fame Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan. Photo courtesy: Penn State Athletics “It’s a great honor to join all the former Penn State players and all the great players in the College Football Hall of Fame,” said Conlan. “It’s very humbling. The list of nominees was such a distinguished group.” He’s not joking. Conlan had been on the ballot for a few years before being able to gat...
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