Former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer was elected Monday to the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.
Plummer, who played four seasons with the Broncos, threw for 8,626 yards and 64 touchdowns during his career as a four-year starter at Arizona State in the mid-1990s.
During his senior season in 1996, Plummer threw for 2,575 yards and 23 scores as he led Arizona State to an undefeated regular season and a Rose Bowl bid. The Sun Devils lost a 20-17 game to Ohio State in Pasadena and finished the year ranked fourth in the country.
Plummer was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year that season, and he was a finalist for the Walter Camp, Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Awards. Plummer also finished third in the Heisman voting in 1996.
"We are extremely proud to announce the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class," National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning said in a statement. "Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments. The class will be part of a momentous year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of college football this season."
Plummer joins Vince Young, Raghib Ismail, Patrick Willis, Terrell Buckley, Rickey Dixon, London Fletcher, Jacob Green, Torry Holt, Darren McFadden, Troy Polamalu, Joe Thomas, Lorenzo White, Dennis Erickson and Joe Taylor in this year’s class.
Plummer and the other members of this year’s class will be inducted in New York on Dec. 10.