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Tim Couch Makes The 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot


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Couch is one of 13 players and 2 coaches to have been added to the NCAA's ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Couch's highlights from UK football's website:

 

A storied name of the Kentucky program, Tim Couch, was the team’s quarterback from 1996-98. After giving up his senior season of eligibility, Couch was drafted as the No. 1 pick by Cleveland in the 1999 NFL Draft. In 1998, the junior quarterback was named a first-team All-American and consensus SEC Player of the Year. Couch completed 400 of 553 passes for 4,275 yards and 36 touchdowns and led the nation in pass completions while ranked second in completion percentage, passing yardage and touchdown passes, and fourth in total offense. After guiding the Wildcat’s to the Outback Bowl, UK’s first New Year’s Day bowl appearance in 47 years, Couch finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting. He was also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award as a junior and sophomore. His breakout sophomore campaign featured 363 of 547 passes for 3,884 yards and 37 touchdowns while leading the nation in pass attempts, completions, yardage, and completion percentage. Also during his sophomore year, Couch earned second-team All-SEC honors and finished ninth in Heisman voting. He played in seven games as a true freshman, with two starts. Career wise, Couch completed 795 passes on 1,184 attempts for 8,435 yards and 74 touchdowns. The legend ended his career with seven NCAA records, 14 SEC records, and 26 school records.

 

The full ballot now includes 76 players and 5 coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and 101 players and 33 coaches from the remaining divisions. The 2020 Hall of Fame Class will be announced in January 2020.

 

2020 Ballot For Induction Into The College Football Hall of Fame

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Hal Mumme had a great offensive system. But, BEFORE he got to UK, Mike Holcomb's teams were throwing the ball all over the place at Breathitt County and Tim Couch was putting up big passing numbers at Leslie County. The spread/passing movement was present in eastern KY before it came to UK!

 

Holcomb used his spread passing game like a genie in the bottle. After his team got a big lead, he jumped in the I formation, ran the ball and got the game over. Outstanding football coach. I was fortunate to work with him on the KY All Star staff in 2004. It was a great experience.

 

Tim Couch is a KY HS Football Legend. Really hope to see him in the Hall of Fame. He certainly deserves it.

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