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(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) The National Football Foundation held induction ceremonies for the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 Wednesday in Atlanta.

Among the famous names was former University of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer. 

"I'm just flattered to have a chance to recognize (UT football)," said the coach.

You can watch more of his remarks in the video above.

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Former Tennessee Head Coach Phillip Fulmer is among those set to be honored Wednesday during the induction ceremony for the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame.

The 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class will be enshrined Wednesday during ceremonies in Atlanta.  Fulmer is among the 24 members of this year's class. 

Fulmer was an offensive lineman at Tennessee under Bill Battle. He returned to Knoxville as an assistant in the early 1980's, then became head coach in 1992.

In 16 seasons, Fulmer was 152-52, leading Tennessee to the first B-C-S Championship in 1998 in Tempe, Arizona, with a win over Florida State.

Full induction list

FBS players

- RB Charles Alexander, LSU, 1975-78

First SEC back to surpass 4,000 rushing yards; single-season school record of 1,686 yards set in 1977 still stands.

- RB Otis Armstrong, Purdue, 1970-72

Rushed for 3,315 career yards, including 1,361 in senior year.

- QB Steve Bartkowski, California, 1972-74

Led nation in passing with 2,580 yards in 1974

- E Hal Bedsole, Southern California, 1961-63

Had 33 catches for 827 yards and 11 TDs during Trojans' '62 championship season; added two scoring grabs in 42-37 Rose Bowl win vs. Wisconsin.

- TE Dave Casper, Notre Dame, 1971-73

Offensive captain and Academic All-American on Fighting Irish 1973 national championship team

- QB Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, 1988-91

Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award winner; finished career with 15,031 passing yards and 121 TDs.

- QB Tommy Kramer, Rice, 1973-76

Posted 3,317 passing yards and named Southwest Conference player of the year as a senior before lengthy NFL career.

- WR Art Monk, Syracuse, 1976-79

Sure-handed catcher amassed 1,644 receiving yards with Orange before Hall of Fame pro career with Washington.

- DB Greg Myers, Colorado State, 1992-95

Thorpe Award winner and four-time all-WAC honoree finished Rams career with 295 tackles and 15 interceptions and 1,332 punt return yards.

- OT Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, 1992-95

Outland Trophy winner started all four years at LT for Bruins, allowing only one sack as a senior; inducted into Pro Football Hall earlier this summer.

- DT Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech, 1979-82

Totaled 105 tackles with 10 for loss and five sacks during All-America senior season; car accident cut short his pro career.

- LB Mark Simoneau, Kansas State, 1996-99

Holds Wildcats' career record with 251 solo tackles. K-State 42-7 during his career.

- S Scott Thomas, Air Force, 1982-85

Notched 221 tackles and 10 INTs during career in which Falcons went 38-12d and won program's first WAC title in 1985.

-G John Wooten, Colorado, 1956-58

Among first African-Americans to earn All-America honors as a lineman, helped Buffs lead nation in rushing in 1957.

Divisional players

- LB Shelby Jordan, Washington (Mo.), 1969-72

First inductee from his school, was team's top tackler for three years while earning psychology degree; switched to OT as six-year starter for Patriots and won Super Bowl with Raiders.

- QB Joe Micchia, Westminster (Pa.), 1987-89

Led Titans to two NAIA D2 championships and went undefeated as a starter with 68 career TD passes; now practicing physician in North Carolina.

- OT Art Shell, Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1964-67

Two-way lineman for Hawks prior to lengthy NFL career as player and pioneering coach with Raiders; named to Little All-America team in 1967.

- FB Jeff Wittman, Ithaca (N.Y.), 1988-92

Three-time All-American paced Bombers to 1991 Division III title, earning Stagg Bowl MVP honors with his three-TD performance.

FBS coaches

- Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee, 1992-2008

Coached Vols to 15 bowl games and 1998 BCS championship with 152-52 career record.

- Jimmy Johnson, Oklahoma State and Miami (Fla.), 1979-83, 1984-88

Coached Hurricanes to 1987 national championship, went 81-34-3 in college before his Super Bowl wins with Cowboys to become only coach with collegiate and NFL titles.

- R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M, 1989-2002

Aggies' winningest coach retired with 123-47-2 mark that included a 28-0-1 stretch in Southwest Conference play.

Divisional coaches

- Frank Cignetti, West Virginia and Indiana (Pa.), 1976-79, 1986-2005

IUP's all-time winning coach won conference titles in his first two seasons and led Hawks to two Division II title-game appearances; holds career 199-77-1 coaching record.

- James "Boots" Donnelly, Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee, 1977-78, 1979-95

Led Governors to first ever Ohio Valley Conference title in first season before leading Blue Raiders to seven I-AA playoff appearances; 154-94-1 overall mark.

- Jess Dow*, Southern Connecticut State, 1948-65

Founder of Owls' program with 108-40-6 career record, including school's only perfect campaign, 9-0 in 1956.

* Deceased

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