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Derrick Thomas could be selected to College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday

Updated: 2013-05-06T22:41:08Z

Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but still isn’t in the College Football Hall of Fame.

That could change Tuesday.

Thomas, an All-American who played at Alabama from 1985-88, holds the unofficial single-season sack record with 27 in 1988. The NCAA didn’t begin keeping sacks as an official stat until 2000. Thomas has been on the last two ballots but was not elected.

Former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier is also among this year’s nominees.

Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde of Miami is one of 12 former players who will be part of the 2013 class. The other inductees will be announced Tuesday morning during a news conference at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

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