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2012 College Football Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Hopefuls From Colorado, CSU And Air Force

The 2012 nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame include former members of the Colorado Buffaloes, Colorado St. Rams and and Air Force Falcons.

BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10:  Ralphie the mascot escorts the Colorado Buffaloes onto the field as they face the California Golden Bears at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: Ralphie the mascot escorts the Colorado Buffaloes onto the field as they face the California Golden Bears at Folsom Field on September 10, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The 2012 inductees for the College Football Hall of Fame will be announced on May 15 at 9:30 a.m. MT, and there are several former members of the Colorado Buffaloes, Colorado St. Rams and and Air Force Falcons that are hoping to hear their name called. Thorpe Award winner Greg Myers of CSU joins two-time All-American OG Joe Garten and Air Force Safety Scott Thomas as the local hopefuls for the 2012 class. None of the trio are among the favorites to be inducted, but if they are on the list at least they have a chance. Former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney, who led the Buffaloes to a 1990 national title, is one of the eight coaches on this year's list of nominees.

CANDIDATE SCHOOL POSITION YEARS
Joe Garten Colorado Offensive Guard 1987-90
Greg Myers Colorado State Defensive Back 1992-95
Scott Thomas Air Force Safety 1982-85

CANDIDATE SCHOOL (YEARS COACHED) RECORD PERCENTAGE
Bill McCartney Colorado (1982-94) 93-55-5 0.624

You can watch a live stream on the web at the National Football Foundation's YouTube channel or at ESPN3.com. Here is the full list of candidates, including 76 players and eight coaches, if you want to know more about the field.

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