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Cal Lutheran linebacker Brian Kelley elected to the College Football Hall of Fame

May 11, 2010 | 12:05 pm

Former California Lutheran linebacker Brian Kelley has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Kelley, who grew up in Fullerton and graduated from Sunny Hills High, is among four players and two coaches in this year's divisional class, which features players and coaches from the Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

Kelley helped the Kingsmen win the 1971 NAIA Division II title and was a first-team NAIA All-American in 1972. He went on to play 10 years in the NFL, all with the New York Giants.

Also among the new Hall of Famers announced Tuesday by the National Football Foundation were Marshall wide receiver and return specialist Troy Brown, Maryland Eastern Shore halfback Emerson Boozer, UMass tight end Milt Morin and coaches Willie Jeffries (Howard, Wichita State and South Carolina State) and Ted Kessinger (Bethany, Kan.).

The class will be inducted the weekend of July 16 and 17 in South Bend, Ind.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.