The National Football Foundation has released the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot, which features former Huskers Trev Alberts and Eric Crouch as candidates. Alberts, a former Butkus award winner, was named unanimous First Team All-American and Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year in 1993. He was also the 1993 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete and NCAA Elite Eight academic honoree. Today, he's athletic director at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Crouch won the 2001 Heisman Trophy and still holds the NCAA record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (59). Crouch was 42-9 as a starting quarterback. Today, he owns his own recreation equipment sales company and also is a broadcaster for BTN.
In 2012, it was revealed that Hall of Fame rules prevent a school from having inductees in back-to-back years. Unless that rule has been changed, it means that Alberts and Crouch cannot be elected in 2014, as Tommie Frazier was inducted in 2013.
Other candidates of note are former Colorado running backs Eric Bieniemy and Rashaan Salaam, Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth, Iowa State running back Troy Davis, Miami defensive tackle Warren Saap ("where you been, Tommie?"), Texas running back Ricky Williams, Nebraska-Omaha quarterback Marlin Briscoe, and Youngstown State coach Jim Tressel (nominated as a 1-AA coach, not for his Ohio State career).