Texas’ Michael Huff part of the 2024 CFB HOF ballot

During his time as a Longhorn, defensive back Michael Huff was one of the most decorated players in a golden Texas era.

The Irving, Texas native won the program’s first Jim Thorpe Award in 2005, was named a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, a unanimous All-American, and was named the defensive MVP of Texas’ 2006 Rose Bowl win over USC.

His decorated collegiate career has already notched him a spot in the Texas Hall of Honor and has most recently earned him a spot on the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Joining him are notable names such as Boise State’s Kellen Moore, Marshall’s Randy Moss, Virginia Tech’s Michael Vick, and North Carolina’s Julius Peppers among others.

As a Longhorn, Huff recorded 318 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 44 pass breakups, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His stellar career led to him being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft with the No. 7 overall pick by the Raiders. After an eight-year professional career, the Texas ex is now back in Austin where he is an assistant director of player development with the Texas football program.

As it stands right now, there are 25 other Longhorns who have been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

The 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially announced on Dec. 10, 2024, and permanently enshrined at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire