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Villanova's Eller may join Hall of Fame

Former Villanova football star, Curtis Eller, was added to the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame's 2012 induction class. Eller, who spent summers working for his dad's construction company in Stratford, Connecticut, played linebacker for Andy Talley's program between 1989 and 1992. Thirty-eight players from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) will be on the ballot.

Eller has already been recognized by his alma mater as one of its all-time greats when his jersey was retired on September 12, 1998. He was the first Villanova player to earn first team All-America honors twice in his career, in 1991 and 1992. He was also named Sporting News' National Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1992 and earned conference honors in both of his final two years at Villanova.

Villanova won 33 games while Eller was active on the Main Line, including a 10-2 record as a junior and a 9-3 record in his senior season.

After Villanova, Eller went on to play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and briefly in the Arena Football League after that.

The final selections for the Hall of Fame will be announced on May 15. The College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will be held this summer at a ceremony held on July 20-21 in South Bend, Indiana. The hall of fame itself is slated to move from South Bend to Atlanta, Georgia in Fall 2013.