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Tech's Larry Schreiber on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee Tech All-America runningback Larry Schreiber is one of 36 names on the ballot for the Football Championship Subdivision of the National Football Foundation (NFF) College Hall of Fame.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted and enshrined July 16-17, in South Bend, Ind.

Golden Eagle football fans can become members of the NFF, allowing them a vote on the Hall of Fame. The deadline for voting is March 31. To become a member of the organization and receive a ballot, contact NFF Membership Director Ron Dilatush at rdilatush@footballfoundation.com

Additional information on membership can be found at the National Football Foundation website at footballfoundation.org/membership.

In addition to the FCS ballot, the NFF also announced the ballot for the Football Bowl Subdivision which includes 77 players and seven coaches. Cookeville native Jim Carlen is among the seven coaches nominated. 

"Having a ballot and a voice in the selection of the inductees is one of the most cherished NFF member benefits," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning, a 1989 Hall of Fame inductee from Ole Miss. "There is no group more knowledgeable or passionate about college football than our membership, and the tradition of the ballot helps us engage them in the lofty responsibility of selecting those who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in our sport."

Schreiber was the headline player for the Golden Eagles from 1966 to 1969, setting school records which still stand today for most rushing yards (4,421) and most all-purpose yards (5,925). He was a three-time first-team all-OVC selection and was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 1969. As a senior he set school records for most rushing yards (1,522) and most points scored (78) and was voted Associated Press All-America.

"It's an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 4.72 million people have played college football," said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. "Being in todays group of names means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce their names today."

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football. Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the age of 70, there is no waiting period). If he is over the age of 75, he is eligible as an active coach. In both cases, the candidates post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.

Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are submitted to one of eight District Screening Committees, depending on their schools geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts.

Each year, approximately 15 candidates, who are not selected for the Hall of Fame, will be named automatic holdovers and will bypass the district screening process and automatically appear on the ballot the following year. Additionally, the Veterans Committee (formerly known as the Honors Review Committee) may make recommendations to Honors Court for exceptions that allow for the induction of players who played more than 50 years ago and coaches who have not won at least 60 percent of their games.

Of the 4.72 million individuals who have played college football, only 866 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 186 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

Tennessee Tech currently has one member of the College Hall of Fame. Linebacker Jim Youngblood was inducted om 1996.

Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) ballot

CANDIDATE ..............................SCHOOL
1. Archie Amerson ......................Northern Arizona
2. Rennie Benn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lehigh
3. Carl Boyd     . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Northern Iowa
4. Troy Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marshall
5. Joe Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Middle Tennessee State
6. Bruce Collie  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Texas – Arlington
7. Case deBruijn . . . . . . . . . . . . .Idaho State 
8. John Dorsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Connecticut
9. Tom Ehrhardt  . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rhode Island
10. Curtis Eller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Villanova
11. Richard Erenberg  . . . . . . . . . .Colgate
12. Charles Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Madison
13. Don Hass  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Montana State
14. Conway Hayman . . . . . . . . . . .Delaware 
15. John Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lehigh
16. John Huard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maine
17. Garry Kuhlman . . . . . . . . . . . .Delaware
18. Steve McAdoo . . . . . . . . . . . . .Middle Tennessee State
19. Bill McGovern . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holy Cross
20. Milt Morin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Massachusetts
21. Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgetown
22. John Ogles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austin Peay State
23. Chris Parker  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marshall
24. Martin Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . .Pennsylvania 
25. Charlie Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . .Central Florida
26. Michael Renna . . . . . . . . . . . . .Delaware  
27. Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Western Carolina
28. Terry Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ball State
29. Larry Schreiber  . . . . . . . . . . .Tennessee Tech
30. Steve Schubert  . . . . . . . . . . . .Massachusetts
31. Joe Skladany . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lafayette 
32. Leonard Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . .McNeese State
33. Tom Stenglein . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colgate
34. Freddie Thomas  . . . . . . . . . . .Troy (formerly Troy State)
35. Lee White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Weber State
36. John Zanieski  . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yale