October 14, 2021

2020 & 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Classes . . . Players Spotlight Edition

2020-2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Spotlight:

 Lomas Brown, Keith Byars. Harris Barton & David Fulcher


Lomas Brown – OT, Florida (1981-84) 

Lomas Brown was the anchor of the Florida Gators “Great Wall of Florida” from 1981-1984. In 1983 and 1984, the

Gators finished No. 6 and No. 3 in the country. He started 31 of his final 33 games leading Florida to nine consecutive wins in 1984, finishing the season 9-1-1.


  • 1984 First-Team Consensus All-America
  • 1984 First-Team All-Conference
  • 1984 Jacobs Blocking Trophy

Keith Byars – RB, Ohio State (1982-85) 

Keith Byars played his collegiate football at Ohio State where he was a dominate running force from 1982-1985 During his career, he surpassed 100 yards rushing in 17 games and twice led the Big Ten in rushing while playing for College Football Hall of Fame Coach Earle Bruce and was a teammate of Hall of Fame linebacker Chris Spielman. Byars was inducted into the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.


  • 1984 Unanimous First-Team All-America
  • 1984 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up
  • 1984 Conference MVP
  • 1984 All-Conference
  • 1984 NCAA Rushing and Scoring Leader
  • 1983 First-Team All-Conference

Harris Barton – OT, North Carolina (1983-86) 

Harris Barton played for North Carolina from 1983 through 1986. As a four-year starter, he was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s most outstanding offensive lineman his senior season. That same year led the Heels to a number one ranking in the ACC and sixth nationally in total offense 436.0 yards-per-game. Barton was named an NFF Scholar Athlete and an Academic All-ACC selection. He ended his career at Carolina by playing in the Japan Bowl All-Star Game.


  • 1986 First-Team Consensus All-America
  • 1986 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1986 First-Team All-Conference

David Fulcher – DB, Arizona State (1983-85) 

A three-year starter from 1983 through 1985, David Fulcher established himself as a star early, recording 53 tackles, three interceptions, six sacks and six pass deflections just four games into his career. In his second collegiate game in 1983, he posted 15 tackles and returned an interception 40 yards against UCLA.


  • 1985 Consensus First-Team All-America
  • 1985 First-Team All-Conference
  • 1984 Consensus First-Team All-America
  • 1984 First-Team All-Conference
  • 1983 First-Team All-Conference

For additional information on this Hall of Fame induction class be sure to visit the College Football Hall of Fame and check out more in the new exhibit that honors these great coaches 

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