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Tim Couch is on the College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame announced that Tim Couch will be on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot.  If selected, Couch would become just the ninth Kentucky Wildcat in the College Football Hall of Fame, whose most recent selection was Art Still in 2015.

An icon at Leslie County High School, Couch granted his father’s wish and spurned Tennessee to become a Wildcat.  With Hal Mumme calling the shots, Couch reinvigorated the Kentucky fanbase by leading Kentucky’s Air Raid to two postseason appearances. It only takes a brief glance at his resume to understand why Couch deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

A 1998 consensus First Team All-American who finished fourth in Heisman voting in 1998 and ninth in 1997…1998 SEC Player of the Year who led Cats to first win over Alabama in 75 years…Set seven NCAA, 14 SEC and 26 school records.

Restricted to First Team All-Americans, Couch is one of 173 players on this year’s ballot.  Players will be selected based on the vote of 12,000 NFF members and Hall of Famers, followed by deliberations between the NFF’s Honors Court that is led by two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin.

Couch will learn if he will become a Hall of Famer in the 2018 Class on January 8 in Atlanta before the CFB Playoff National Championship Game.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Tim Couch is on the College Football Hall of Fame Ballot



  1. bellbrass
    11:18 am June 1, 2017 Permalink

    Actually, we only went to one bowl game with Tim: The Outback Bowl in 1999, following the 1998 season. He left after that season, and dusty Bonner led us to the Music City Bowl after the 1999 season.



    • Eazy
      6:09 pm June 1, 2017 Permalink

      Yep, I was at both game. Penn State had Joe Pa and Jerry Sandusky roaming the sidelines then.



  2. ReedyCreekBuc
    11:46 am June 1, 2017 Permalink

    Facts are optional on KSR! That was before Nick was born!



  3. Sentient Third Eye
    12:11 pm June 1, 2017 Permalink

    Couch belongs in the HOF because he set so many records and, honestly, helped transform college football. Mumme is considered to be one of the most influential people on the game today, and Couch is a big reason why that is so.



    • Ridge Runner
      3:16 pm June 1, 2017 Permalink

      100% agreed!



  4. Ukgrad2006
    12:54 pm June 1, 2017 Permalink

    Only QB to come through Kentucky that was better that Freddie “JuneBug” Maggard Jr.



  5. Ukgrad2006
    1:37 pm June 2, 2017 Permalink

    Nope! Freddie could run!