Two-time first team All-American defensive back Anthony Poindexter was included in the 76 football bowl subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Poindexter joins an impressive slate of nominees, including Southern Cal's Matt Leinhart, Florida State's Derrick Brooks, Iowa State's Troy Davis and Georgia's Matt Stinchcomb.
If you haven't heard, Virginia defeated Florida State in 1995, handing the Seminoles their first-ever ACC loss (29-0). Poindexter played an integral role in that victory when he and teammate Adrian Burnim stopped Florida State tailback Warrick Dunn inches from the goal line to end the game.
Poindexter's No. 3 jersey was retired on October 10, 2009.
After graduating in 1999 and spending a couple years in the NFL, Poindexter would return to Virginia in 2003 as a graduate assistant under Al Groh. Over the next 10 years under Al Groh and Mike Groh, he spent time coaching the running backs, special teams, defensive backs, and ultimately, the safeties. He left Virginia to be UCONN's defensive coordinator starting last season.
While playing at Virginia, he was a three-time All-ACC pick and the 1998 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He holds five school records and finished career with 342 tackles and 12 interceptions.
The announcement of the 2016 Class will be made Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, the Friday before the national championship game, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The class will formally be inducted on December 6, 2016.