2 Longhorn legends included on 2025 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

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The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame have released the ballot for the possible 2025 college football HOF inductees.

Amongst the 2025 FBS player candidates are two Texas Longhorns who both used to light up the field at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium.

Michael Huff and Dan Neil have finally received the nod from the College Football Hall of Fame, both earning a spot on this year’s ballot.

Dan Neil. player. 467. 1993-1996. C. Dan Neil. . Dan Neil. . Center

In the early to mid 1990s, the Longhorn offensive line simply did not work without Texas' star center Dan Neil.

Neil was selected as an All-American in 1995 and a consensus All-American just a year later.

In his junior season (1995), Neil helped lead the Horns to a Southwest Conference Championship victory. The next year, Neil and Texas won the first-ever Big 12 conference title.

Neil was a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and a finalist for the Outland Trophy his senior season.

Dan Neil
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The former Longhorn led the Texas offense to a No. 11 national ranking for total offense and a No. 12 ranking for offensive scoring in 1996.

He was a two-time All-Conference selected and set the Texas program record for consecutive starts.

Despite not garnering a ton of nation attention due to his position at center (which always go wildly overlooked), Neil deserves to be in the CFB Hall of Fame without question.

. Michael Huff. . Michael Huff. DB. player. 467. Defensive Back. 2001-2005. Michael Huff

He won the Thorpe Award, he was a unanimous First-Team All-American, he was the BCS National Championship Defensive MVP, and he is a Longhorn legend.

Michael Huff was a terror in Texas' secondary during the early 2000s, constantly breaking up pass attempts and dominating the Big 12.

Huff had the momentum-changing interception against Reggie Bush and the USC Trojans that arguably led to Texas' eventual victory in the 2005 National Championship game.

Vince Young, Mack Brown, Michael Huff
NCAA Football - The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi - USC vs Texas / Kirby Lee/GettyImages

He also stopped USC's running back LenDale White from scoring a crucial touchdown late in the 4th quarter of the game.

Huff returned four interceptions for touchdowns throughout his time in Austin, setting Texas' program record.

A two-time First-Team All-Big 12 honoree (2004 & 2005), Huff more than earned his spot in the College Hall of Fame.

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