A pair of Penn State Nittany Lion legends, LaVar Arrington and Paul Posluszny, have been named to the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot. They join Steve Wisniewski, who first appeared on last year's ballot.
One of the most feared linebackers of the late 90s, Arrington was a dominant force for Penn State's defense for three seasons. He was a two-time All-American, and brought home the Butkus, Bednarik, and Lambert Award following the 1999 season. He was selected by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft
Paul Posluszny ranks second all-time on Penn State's career tackles list with 372 stops to his name. A two-time All-American, and two-time Bednarik Award winner, Poz helped turn the program around after some middling seasons at the start of the millennium. He was a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007 and went on to spend more than a decade in the NFL.
The Nittany Lions have 18 former players in the College Football Hall of Fame and should both Arrington and Posluszny be selected, Penn State will become the 13th school with at least 20 members. Kerry Collins was the most recent Nittany Lion to be enshrined, earning the honor in 2018.
The honorees will be announced in early-2022, and officially enshrined on December 6, 2022.