Terence Newman is the lone Wildcat on the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Congratulations Terence Newman on the honor of being on the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot!
Bill Snyder, Terence Newman #4
Bill Snyder, Terence Newman #4 / Jeff Gross/GettyImages

Kansas State great Terence Newman is adding another accolade to his long list of football accomplishments in both college and in the NFL.

Newman played at Kansas State under legendary coach Bill Snyder from 1999 to 2002. Now both are considered legends in Kansas State football history. Newman was officially cemented as one of the great players in Kansas State football when he was inducted into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.

Now Newman could be adding another Hall of Fame to his list of accomplishments, but this one might be a little more prestigious. 

The National Football Association released their 2024 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame and Newman is the lone Wildcat to make the list this year. If inducted, Newman will become just the fifth Kansas State player to make the Hall of Fame, and the ninth member joining his former coach Bill Snyder.

The College Football Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor if selected as the player is required to have been a First-Team All-American while in college. The player also must wait at least 10 years after their final college game to be considered.

In his final season, Newman was named a 2002 unanimous First-Team All-American and won the Thorpe Award which is given to the best defensive back in college football that season. Lastly, Newman won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and earned First Team All-Big 12 honors as a specialist. 

If selected, Newman will join an elite group that only just over 1,000 former players and coaches are a part of. However, he will have to wait to hear about who will be in the Class of 2024 and the induction will take place in December 2024.