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Andy Talley, Curtis Eller on ballot for College Football Hall

Two Wildcats appear on the ballot

The Sports Network's 28th Annual FCS Awards Presentation Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Long-time Villanova coach Andy Talley and former linebacker Curtis Eller (‘92) have been named by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Eller was the first Wildcat to be a two-time First Team All-America selection (1991-92) and was named National Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1992. He was also a three-time First Team All-Conference selection, he twice earned Yankee Defensive Player of the Year honors. He played for Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL.

Talley, who retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season after 32 seasons at the helm, led Villanova to the 2009 FCS National Championship and coached the Wildcats to 12 playoff appearances. He is the all-time winningest coach (230-137-1) in school and CAA history and won National Coach of the Year twice.

The announcement of the 2018 Class will be made Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta.