September 26, 2018

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame debuts new exhibit honoring 2018 Hall of Fame class

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame Honors the 2018 Class with New Exhibit

 The Specialty Exhibit delivered by UPS will house the new display featuring unique artifacts from this memorable class.

 The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame announces its latest exhibit honoring the 2018 Hall of Fame Class in the Specialty Exhibit delivered by UPS, an official partner of the College Football Hall of Fame. The Hall’s newest display will be open until January 2019. 

The new exhibit features three championship replica rings from legendary head coach Frank Beamer (Murray State, Virginia Tech), a game-worn jersey and helmet from Paul Palmer (Temple), and other unique artifacts including Matt Stinchcomb’s (Georgia) size 14 game-worn cleats and Calvin Johnson’s (Georgia Tech) college letterman jacket. Additional members of the class include Trevor Cobb (Rice), Kerry Collins (Penn State), Dave Dickenson (Montana), Dana Howard (Illinois), Ed Reed (Miami), Aaron Taylor (Nebraska), Charles Woodson (Michigan), coach Mack Brown (Appalachian State, Tulane, North Carolina, Texas) and coach Mel Tjeerdsma (Austin College, Northwest Missouri State). Each player and coach in the new class have a dedicated area within the exhibit space for fans to get up close and personal to view photos and memorabilia.

“We are thrilled to have a diverse collection of artifacts and memorabilia to share with fans,” said Kent Stephens, College Football Hall of Fame Historian and Curator and designer of the exhibit. Each Hall of Famer has a specially designed display of photos and memorabilia on the walls of the room honoring their legendary achievements.”

Including the 2018 Hall of Fame class, only 997 players and 217 coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame of the nearly 5.26 million who have played or coached the game during the past 149 years. In other words, less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%) of the individuals who have played the game have been deemed worthy of this distinction. 

“We are extremely proud to honor the greatest of the great in an inspirational way inside our state-of-the-art attraction. Their incredible college football careers are chronicled in the exhibit and highlighted with unique artifacts and memorabilia,” said Dennis Adamovich, College Football Hall of Fame CEO.  “Our guests are sure to love this new exhibit. We welcome everyone to see this limited-run display before the end of the year. ” 

In December, the 2018 Hall of Fame be honored in person with a special ceremony at the Hall of Fame during the National Football Foundation Salute at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

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