UGA’s Matt Stinchcomb elected to College Football Hall of Fame
Matt Stinchcomb, a two-time All-American offensive lineman at Georgia, has been selected to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Class.
Stinchcomb, who grew up in DeKalb County but played at Gwinnett’s Parkview High School, spent four seasons in the trenches in Athens, playing for two head coaches. He was a teammate of current Bulldogs head coach Kirbty Smart.
Stinchcomb was drafted 18th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft and spent five seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Stinchcomb is on the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor as well as being included in the 2009 class of SEC Legends. He has served as a game analyst on ESPN and the SEC Network.
Stinchcomb joins a Hall of Fame class that includes nine first team All-America players — including Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson — and three standout coaches.
The 2018 Class will be recognized at the annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner Dec. 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Stinchcomb will participate in the coin toss on the field Monday during the championship game between Georgia and Alabama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
2018 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS
Trevor Cobb, RB, Rice (1989-92)
Kerry Collins, QB, Penn State (1991-94)
Dave Dickerson, QB, Montana (1992-95)
Dana Howard, LB, Illinois (1991-94)
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech (2004-06)
Paul Palmer, RB, Temple (1983-86)
Ed Reed, DB, Miami [Fla.] (1998-2001)
Matt Stinchcomb, OT, Georgia (1995-98)
Aaron Taylor, C/OG, Nebraska (1994-97)
Charles Woodson, DB, Michigan (1995-97)
Frank Beamer: 280-144-4; Murray State (1981-86), Virginia Tech (1987-2015)
Mack Brown: 244-122-1; Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97), Texas (1998-2013)
Mel Tjeerdsma: 242-82-4 (74.4%); Austin College [Texas] (1984-93), Northwest Missouri State (1994-2010)