College Football Hall of Fame to add 2 Bengals, 1 Buckeye

FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class.  The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)
FILE - USC quarterback Carson Palmer, right, smiles at the Heisman Trophy after being named the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner at The Yale Club in New York, in this Dec. 14, 2002, file photo. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

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A pair of Cincinnati Bengals and a former Ohio State football player and assistant coach are part of the newest class of College Football Hall of Fame inductees.

Carson Palmer and David Fulcher are set to become the latest Bengals to join the CFB HOF, which added David Pollack and Michael Westbrook last year and Ricky Dixon the year before.

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Palmer was a standout at USC, where he won the 2002 Heisman Trophy. The Bengals chose the quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NFL Draft and he took the team to a pair of divisional titles.

Fulcher starred at Arizona State from 1983-85. He was a two-time All-American in Tempe, where he played for head coach John Cooper.

The Bengals picked him in the third round in the ’86 draft and he was a major part of the Super Bowl run two years later. With a unique blend of size and speed, Fulcher played an integral role in Dick LeBeau’s famed zone blitz scheme that changed defense forever.

Like Palmer, he made three Pro Bowls in his career.

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Hubbard was a running back for Woody Hayes at Ohio State from 1965-67 and after graduating became the first African-American assistant coach for the Buckeyes.

He coached at his alma mater from 1968-73 then left for Florida A&M, where he posted a record of 83-48-3 and won a pair of Black College Football National Championships.

He is also the only HBCU coach to win the FCS national championship, leading the Rattlers to that triumph in 1978.

Hubbard is the sixth former Ohio State assistant to make the CFB HOF, joining Ernie Godfrey, Bo Schembechler, Sid Gillman, Doyt Perry and Lou Holtz.

Like Hubbard, Godfrey and Gillman were also Ohio State players.

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