Penn State Football

Penn State football: Nittany Lion duo on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Penn State standouts Kerry Collins and Steve Wisniewski have been selected for the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Joining them on the ballot are former Nittany Lions Bill Bowes and Glenn Killinger, who are on the ballot for divisional coach. Killinger was inducted as a player in 1966.

While at Penn State from 1991-94, Collins was the 1994 Maxwell Award winner as the National Player of the Year. He helped the team to three New Year’s Day bowl games, including a win over Oregon in the Rose Bowl after the 1994 season, and a 40-9 record.

Wisniewski started at guard for three years at Penn State. He earned two All-America honors and was captain of the 1988 team.

Bowes, a 1964 graduate, was coached by Rip Engle. Bowes was the head coach at the University of New Hampshire from 1972-98, winning more games than any coach in Yankee Conference history.

Killinger was a Nittany Lion All-America quarterback in 1921. He is the winningest coach in West Chester history and is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame class, with 76 players and five coaches on this year’s ballot, will be announced Jan. 8, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona.