The National Football Foundation announced its 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot this afternoon, a list comprised of 76 player names and eight coaches. Making the list is former Virginia safety and current safeties coach and special teams coordinator Anthony Poindexter. He is one of just seven ACC players to have made the ballot.
As a Cavalier from 1995-1998, was a two-time first team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1998. He was a three-time All-ACC pick and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1998, when the Hoos finished 9-3 and were ranked as high as No. 7 in the country, handing Florida State their first ever ACC loss.
He holds five school records, including most assisted tackles in a game (14; 1996 vs. Virginia Tech), career fumble recoveries (seven); tied for most fumble recoveries in a single game (two; 1997 vs. GT and 98 vs. Duke); and tied for most interceptions in a single game (three; 1996 vs. NC State). Poindexter is the 10th all-time career tackle leader at Virginia, with 342 (167 solo, 175 assists). He is tied for seventh at Virginia for career interceptions, at 12.
Poindexter was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He spent two season with the Ravens, earning a Super Bowl Championship in 2001 before finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns.
As a coach in his eighth year at Virginia, Poindexter's unit in 2011 helped hold opponents to a completion percentage of just 53.8 percent, the second lowest mark in the ACC.
Poindexter's No. 3 jersey was retired in 2009.
The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live in New York City during a noon press conference on May 15 and inducted at the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4, 2012 at the landmark Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.