U-M has former players, assistant on HOF ballot

The National College Football Hall of Fame released its ballot for its next class Tuesday, and three former Michigan players and one former Wolverines assistant coach were on it.

Linebacker Erick Anderson (1988-91), offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott (1984-87) and running back Rob Lytle (1974-76) were among those eligible among players.

Anderson won the Butkus Award in 1991 and finished his career with 390 tackles, third all-time at Michigan. Elliott was a two-time first team All-American and a mainstay on the Michigan offensive line before playing with the New York Giants and Jets for over a decade. Lytle was an All-American in 1976, gained 3,307 yards and scored 26 touchdowns in his career. He left Michigan as its all-time rushing leader and is currently seventh all-time with the Wolverines.

Former Michigan assistant Bill McCartney is also on the ballot for coaches. After serving an assistant under Bo Schembechler from 1974-81, he was the head coach at Colorado from 1982 to 1994 and led the Buffaloes to the 1990 national championship.