Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could soon be enshrined at the College Football Hall of Fame after being nominated on Monday.
The 2020 ballot was released Monday by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame. Romo is one of more than 100 nominees nominated, and after ballots are cast the chosen few will be inducted next January before the college football national title game takes place.
Before becoming an NFL star, Romo was a relatively obscure small-school star at Eastern Illinois. He was a 2002 First Team All-American and earned the Walter Payton FCS Player of the Year award. Romo also set numerous school and conference records. Among them were his 8,212 career passing yards and 85 touchdowns.