Former Michigan State wide receiver Kirk Gibson and former Michigan running back Robert Lytle highlight the 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Tuesday.
Gibson ('78), who went onto fame in the MLB, was nominated along with fellow Spartan alumni linebacker Percy Snow ('89) and running back('87). Darryl Rogers, who coached at Michigan State from 1976-1979, was also on the ballot as a coach.
Lytle, who passed away in November 2010 at the age of 56, played six seasons for the Denver Broncos. He joins Michigan alumni linebacker Erick Anderson ('91) and offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott ('87) on the ballot.
Here are the candidacy requirements, via the NFF website:
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football. Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the age of 70, there is no waiting period. If he is over the age of 75, he is eligible as an active coach.