Eric Crouch and Trev Alberts are two of 75 FBS players on the college hall of fame ballot.
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Alberts, Crouch Named to Hall of Fame Ballot

By NU Athletic Communications
Former Nebraska All-Americans Trev Alberts and Eric Crouch are among 75 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Thursday.

Alberts and Crouch will have the opportunity to be among this year's class of inductees, which will be announced in May.

Alberts was a four-year starter for the Huskers at defensive end and became the first Butkus Award winner in school history as a senior in 1993. That season he recorded 96 tackles and tied a school record with 15 sacks, while leading NU through an undefeated season and an Orange Bowl berth. The Cedar Falls, Iowa, native was named a consensus first-team All-American as a senior and was also tabbed the Football News National Defensive Player of the Year. Alberts tallied 73 tackles as a junior en route to being named a second-team All-American. Off the field, the first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American was honored with The Today's Top Six Award and was a three-time academic All-Big Eight honoree.

Crouch will look to become the second Husker quarterback in the College Hall of Fame, joining Tommie Frazier who was part of the 2013 class. Crouch became Nebraska's third Heisman Trophy winner in 2001 after leading the Huskers to the National Championship game. An option-based quarterback out of Omaha's Millard North High School, Crouch set the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 59, and he amassed 7,915 career total offensive yards. A consensus All-American in 2001, Crouch also reeled in the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year award.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Class will be announced in May. Those who are selected will be inducted into the Hall at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Dec. 9. Frazier became the 16th Nebraska player in the College Football Hall of Fame when he was inducted last December.


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