Jimbo Covert is going to Canton, and that means the University of Pitt team from 1980 now had three future Hall of Fame players in its lineup (Russ Grimm was drafted in 1981; Covert and Dan Marino both went in the first round of the 1983 draft). What other college team from that 1980 season also featured three future Hall of Famers?


Southern Cal, with Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen and Bruce Matthews. They were all first-round picks in the 1981-83 drafts. Unofficially, those seem to be the last two college teams to have had three future Hall of Fame players. In 1974, Jackson State had three future Hall of Famers starting: Walter Payton, Robert Brazile and Jackie Slater.