BOONE, N.C. — Former Appalachian State coach Mack Brown headlined a 13-man class that has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the class Monday morning in Atlanta in conjunction with the CFP National Championship.

 

Brown joins former App State head coach Jerry Moore (2014), linebacker Dexter Coakley (2011), and 1970s assistant coach and former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry (2011) as Mountaineers inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The other members of the 2018 class are Frank Beamer, Ed Reed, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson, Kerry Collins, Matt Stinchcomb, Aaron Taylor, Trevor Cobb, Dave Dickenson, Dana Howard, Paul Palmer and Matt Tjeerdsma.

 

Brown won 244 games in a 30-year career at four schools, including Appalachian, where he made his debut as a college head coach. He led the Mountaineers to a 6-5 record in 1983, his lone season in Boone.

 

That season began with a 27-25 victory at Wake Forest and included a 4-1 start that propelled App State to No. 10 in the national rankings.

 

After helping the Mountaineers improve on a 4-7 record from the year before he arrived, Brown went on to coach at Oklahoma as an offensive coordinator in 1984 and enjoy successful stints as the head coach at Tulane (1985-87), North Carolina (1988-97) and Texas (1998-2013). The Longhorns won the national championship during the 2005 season.

 

A native of Cookeville, Tenn., Brown played running back at Vanderbilt and Florida State. Before his first head coaching job at Appalachian State, he served as an assistant coach at Florida State, Southern Miss, Memphis, Iowa State and LSU. 

 

Over his career, Brown coached 37 first-team All-Americans, six Academic All-Americans, 11 conference players of the year and 110 first-team all-conference selections, including App State offensive guard Ed Boyd in 1983.

 

The 2018 Hall of Fame class will officially be inducted Dec. 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

 

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