GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Hall of Fame inductees, record setters and NFL standouts highlight the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Legends class announced on Wednesday.
The 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Joe Nash, Clemson’s Brian Dawkins, Duke’s Chris Port, Florida State’s Ron Sellers, Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan, Louisville’s Deion Branch, Miami’s Bernie Kosar, North Carolina’s Julius Peppers, NC State’s Nate Irving, Pitt’s Rickey Jackson, Syracuse’s Joe Morris, Virginia’s Don Majkowski, Virginia Tech’s DeAngelo Hall and Wake Forest’s Bob McCeary.
This year’s class will be honored during the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation at the Charlotte Convention Center, on Friday, Dec. 6, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 15th annual ACC Football Championship Game, set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
Tickets to the 2019 ACC Football Championship Game are currently on sale via Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the ACC’s official website, theACC.com, and at the Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office. Prices start at $45 for upper level seating and $55 for lower level seating. This year all tickets for the game will follow the Bank of America mobile ticket process. Fans must access their digital tickets through their mobile phones in order to enter the stadium.
Don Majkowski, Virginia, QB (1984-86) – A three-year starter at Virginia • Guided the Cavaliers to the first bowl game in school history – a 27-24 win over Purdue in the 1984 Peach Bowl • Completed his career in 1986 as the second-leading passer in school history with 3,901 yards, 22 touchdowns and 286 completions • Virginia’s leading passer in 1984, ’85, and ’86 despite missing six weeks his final year due to a separated shoulder • Became a starter in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers • From 1987 through 1992, he played in 68 games, completing 889 passes for 10,870 yards and 56 touchdowns • Led the NFL with 4,318 passing yards in 1989 and was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Madden teams • Played two seasons each with the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions • Inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2005.
DeAngelo Hall, Virginia Tech, CB (2001-03) – Played in 35 career games for Virginia Tech and amassed 172 total tackles and eight interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown • Also returned 53 punts for 786 yards and four touchdowns • Saw spot duty on the offensive unit, catching seven passes for 86 yards and one touchdown, and rushing twice for 21 yards and one touchdown • Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist in his junior season • Still holds or shares the school record for punt returns for a touchdown in a game (two), in a season (three), and in a career (five) • Three-time Pro Bowl defensive back who played 14 seasons for the Falcons, Raiders and Redskins • Tied for an NFL record for most interceptions in a single game (four) and holds the record for most career fumble return yards (328) in NFL history.