It came out over the weekend that former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr was going to be a part of the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class of inductees. On Tuesday, that news was made official with the announcement of the full class of inductees.
Two other people with local ties that are headed to the Hall of Fame are former Michigan State wide receiver Gene Washington and former Texas and Detroit Lions defensive lineman Doug English. The two will join Carr and the likes of Eddie George and Deion Sanders in the class of 2011.
Washington played at Michigan State from 1964-66. He ran track for the Spartans as well and was a member of MSU's back-to-back national championship football teams. He is the 11th former MSU player or coach to join the College Football Hall of Fame.
English played at Texas from 1972-74. Upon leaving the Longhorns, he was taken in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He spent 10 years with the Lions and made the Pro Bowl four times.
SB Nation has a complete look at the College Football Hall of Fame 2011 class.