Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams of Texas and former Oklahoma standout linebacker Brian Bosworth highlight the 2015 class for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.
A total of 15 players and two coaches were selected for enshrinement. Induction ceremonies are set for Dec. 8 in New York City.
This year's class also includes linebackers Trev Alberts of Nebraska, Zach Thomas of Texas Tech and Bob Breunig of Arizona State; receivers Wes Chandler of Florida and Thom Gatewood of Notre Dame; running backs Dick Jauron of Yale, Clinton Jones of Michigan State and Rob Lytle of Michigan; offensive linemen Lincoln Kennedy of Washington and Ruben Brown of Pittsburgh; defensive linemen Art Still of Kentucky and Sean Brewer of Millsaps; and quarterback Michael Payton of Marshall.
Coaches Bill Snyder of Kansas State and Jim Tressel of Ohio State and Youngstown State will also join the class.
"We are extremely proud to announce the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class," said Archie Manning, Chairman of the National Football Foundation and a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer from Ole Miss. "Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments."
Williams won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 and finished his four-year career at Texas as the NCAA's all-time leading rusher with 6,279 yards while setting 46 school records. He was a unanimous First-Team All-American in his final two years and was the first two-time recipient of the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
Bosworth spent three seasons at Oklahoma and led the Sooners to a trio of Big 8 titles with an appearance in the Orange Bowl each year, highlighted by a national championship in 1985. He was a consensus All-American in his final two years and is the only two-time recipient of the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
Alberts was the first Butkus Award winner at Nebraska in 1993 and led the Cornhuskers to at least a share of three conference titles. He is Nebraska's all-time sacks leader.
Thomas was a two-time First-Team All-American and the Southwest Conference's top defensive player in 1994 and '95 at Texas Tech.
Breunig was the Western Athletic Conference's top defensive player twice during his career at Arizona State from 1972-74, helping the Sun Devils to a pair of WAC titles while finishing his career as the Sun Devils' all-time leader in tackles.
Chandler led Florida in receiving for three straight seasons during his career from 1974-77 and was 10th in the Heisman voting as a senior, finishing as the highest-scoring non-kicker in Gators history.
Gatewood set nearly every receiving record at Notre Dame in an All-American career from 1969-71, leading the Irish in receiving during each of his three seasons. He was also the first African-American captain in Notre Dame history.
Jauron was the Ivy League's Player of the Year in 1972 as a senior at Yale and led the Bulldogs in rushing each of his three seasons.
Jones led Michigan State to consecutive national championships in 1965 and '66 in his final two seasons with the Spartans, finishing sixth in the 1966 Heisman voting.
Lytle, who died in 2010 following a heart attack, was the Big Ten MVP as a senior in 1976 when he finished third in the Heisman balloting after rushing for a then-school record 1,469 yards. He finished with 3,317 yards and helped the Wolverines to a pair of conference titles.
Kennedy helped Washington a national championship as a junior in 1991 and was a unanimous First-Team All-American in 1992, helping the Huskies to three Pac-10 titles.
Brown was a three-time All-Big East selection and a First-Team All-American as a senior in 1994.
Still led Kentucky to its last 10-win season as a senior in 1977, when he was voted the SEC's top defensive player.
Brewer was the only defensive lineman in Division III history to earn First- Team All-America honors three times during his career from 1989-92.
Payton was Marshall's quarterback from 1989-92 when the Thundering Herd played in Division I-AA. He was selected as the Walter Payton Award winner as the division's most outstanding player as a senior in '92 while helping Marshall to the Division I-AA national championship.
Snyder has turned a moribund Kansas State program into a national championship contender during his 23-year career from 1989-2005 and 2009-present. He led the Wildcats to a pair of Big 12 titles and 16 of the school's 18 bowl appearances, including 11 straight from 1993-2003, and joins Bobby Bowden, Joe Paterno and John Gagliardi as the only coaches to earn induction into the Hall of Fame while still actively leading a program.
Tressel won five national championships during his coaching tenure and is the only coach to win a title at both the Division I-A and Division I-AA levels. He guided Youngstown State to four I-AA championships during his tenure from 1986-2000 and guided Ohio State to the 2002 FBS title.
Among the notables not elected from the ballot of 87 players and 25 coaches were former Heisman Trophy winners Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam.