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Former Illinois State defensive lineman Boomer Grigsby has been named as a finalist for the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame.

The three-time Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year is on the ballot for the fifth consecutive year. During his four-year Redbird career, Grigsby was a three-time First Team All American, tallied a school-record 580 tackles and was a finalist for The Buck Buchanan Award on three separate occasions.

“The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. Being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game,” NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell said.

KEN KANOON is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at kjkanoo@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @Ken_k____

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