The SEC announced the 14 members of the 2014 Football Legends class in a release Thursday night. The 14 former football stars — one from each school in the conference — will be honored Dec. 5-6 at the SEC football “Weekend of Champions” in Atlanta, GA.
Here are the members of the 2014 class:
Alabama: Bobby Humphrey, Running Back, 1985-88
Humphrey was a two-time All-American at Alabama rushing for over 3,400 yards and 40 touchdowns in his career. In 1986 he set the Tide’s all-time single season rushing record and was named the Offensive Player of the Year in 1987. One of his most memorable rushes came in that 1987 season when the Tide faced Penn State.
Arkansas: Jerry Lamb, End, 1962-64
He was the captain of Arkansas’ undefeated National Championship team in 1964. He was the Razorbacks’ leading receiver in 1962 and 1963 and left Arkansas second on its all-time receiving list with 58 catches for 938 yards and eight touchdowns.
Auburn: Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, Running Back, 2001-04
Williams’ illustrious career at Auburn ended with him ranked first in rushing attempts, touchdowns, and scoring as well as second in rushing yards with 3,831. He and Ronnie Brown made up one of the best backfields in the nation and Williams was a huge part of Auburn’s undefeated season in 2004. During that season he rushed for 1,165 yards and 12 touchdowns, including this memorable run on the opening play of the 2004 Iron Bowl.
Florida: Lito Sheppard, Cornerback, 1999-2001
Sheppard was a two-time All-American at Florida. In his tremendous career, he appeared in 34 games –starting 22 — and had 87 tackles, eight interceptions, one interception return for a touchdown, and two punt return touchdowns. He had two huge interceptions in the 2000 SEC Championship game to help lead the Gators to the title, and that same year made this huge interception against Georgia that changed the game and helped Florida comeback for a victory.
Georgia: John Little, Roverback, 1983-86
Little was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs and a two-time All-American in 1985 and 1986. In his career, he tallied 386 tackles which is still the team’s record for a defensive back and seventh for a player at any position. Against rival Georgia Tech in 1985, Little racked up an incredible 25 tackles.
Kentucky: Derek Abney, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, 2000-03
Abney is one of the greatest kick returners in college football history. During his time at Kentucky he set seven NCAA records, 11 SEC records, and 14 school records for kick returns and all-purpose yards. His eight return touchdowns — 6 punts and 2 kickoffs — in his career tied the NCAA’s all-time mark, and he was the first player in NCAA history to have 2,000 receiving yards, 2,000 kickoff return yards, and 1,000 punt return yards in his career.
LSU: Doug Moreau, Split End/Kicker, 1963-65
The 1965 All-American led the Tigers in receiving in both 1964 and 1965. As a junior, he was the SEC’s leading scorer as a split end and a kicker. After a career in the AFL, Moreau has been a part of LSU’s radio broadcasts for the past 40 years.
Ole Miss: Stan Hindman, Guard, 1963-65
Hindman was a three-time All-SEC guard and also earned All-American honors in his time with the Rebels. He was a key part of the Rebels’ 1963 SEC Championship squad and was a member of the All-Time Ole Miss and SEC teams.
Mississippi State: Fred Smoot, Cornerback, 1999-2000
A consensus All-American in his senior season, Smoot started 23 games in his two-year career with the Bulldogs after transferring from Hinds Community College. In his two seasons, Smoot racked up 10 interceptions and was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2000.
Missouri: Kellen Winslow, Tight End, 1976-78
An all-time great at the tight end position, Winslow was a two-time All-Big Eight player and was a consensus All-American in 1978. In his senior season, Winslow had 28 receptions for 479 yards and eight touchdowns. Winslow is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame (2003 inductee) as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1995 inductee).
South Carolina: Sheldon Brown, Cornerback, 1998-2001
Brown was a two-time All-American in 2000 and 2001, as well as being a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. In his career, Brown hauled in 10 interceptions and is one of the great corners in South Carolina history. Brown went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL.
Tennessee: Todd Kelly, Defensive End, 1989-92
Kelly played in 42 games as a Volunteer and had 88 tackles, 22.5 sacks, and 14 tackles for loss in his career. In 1992, he was named an All-American after totaling 11 sacks as a senior — fourth on Tennessee’s single-season sack list.
Texas A&M: Jacob Green, Defensive Line, 1977-79
Green was a two-time All-American at Texas A&M and his 1979 season was one of the best in NCAA history. In that season, Green had 20 sacks — a mark that still stands as an NCAA record — including four sacks and 22 tackles in a dominant performance against Baylor that year. Green went on to have an illustrious NFL career with Seattle, totaling 116 career sacks in his 12 seasons.
Vanderbilt: Jonathan Goff, Linebacker, 2004-07
Goff was an All-SEC performer in 2007 when he led the Commodores with 113 tackles. Goff played four years — starting three — and finished his career with 307 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, and three interceptions.