Beamer, Brown highlight 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class

Tech winning three Big East Conference and four ACC championships

Beamer took over the Virginia Tech program in 1987 and led the Hokies to a BCS championship game appearance in 1999.

The rest of the class includes Trevor Cobb of Rice; Kerry Collins of Penn State; Dave Dickenson of Montana; Dana Howard of Illinois; Paul Palmer of Temple; Matt Stinchcomb of Georgia; Aaron Taylor of Nebraska; Matt Tjeerdsma, who coached Austin College and Northwest Missouri State' Ed Reed from Miami and Calvin Johnson from Georgia Tech.

The rest of the class will be unveiled tomorrow during the College Football Playoff national championship, with an induction ceremony planned for December 4 in NY.

The 2018 inductees were announced Monday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

A star in the National Football League with Oakland and Green Bay, Woodson will be the 31st MI player inducted into the Hall of Fame. "Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments".

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Brown won 244 games in a 30-year head coaching career, including 158 at Texas, where he spent 16 seasons and won a national title in 2005. Beamer's 280 career victories rank 6th in FBS history and are the 13th most by a college football coach at any NCAA division.

Woodson won the Heisman in 1997, becoming the first player who primarily played defense to win the award.

Reed played 11 of his 12 seasons with the Ravens.

Dickenson remains the all-time leading passer for the Grizzlies while holding 28 school records.

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