NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Barry Switzer, who coached Oklahoma to national prominence during a 16-year period from 1973-88, will be among 16 inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
The 16 were selected in April. Induction ceremonies will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel with enshrinement to follow next year in South Bend, Ind.
Switzer will join Grant Teaff and Bill Yeoman as coaching electees. Teaff coached at McMurry and Angelo State but achieved his greatest fame at Baylor from 1972-92. Yeoman coached at Houston for 25 years (1962-86).
Quarterback Steve Young of Brigham Young (1981-83), wide receiver Anthony Carter of Michigan (1979-82), tackle John Hicks of Ohio State (1970, 1972-73) and Oklahoma tight end Keith Jackson (1984-87) are among the players chosen.
Young, who enjoyed a standout pro career with the San Francisco 49ers, ranks as one of the greatest collegiate quarterbacks in history. He set 13 NCAA records during his three years at BYU and finished his career with a .652 completion percentage and 56 touchdown passes.
Carter holds most of Michigan's all-time pass receiving records. He holds school records for touchdown receptions (37), career receptions (161) and receiving yards (3,076). He, too, enjoyed a successful professional career, most of it with the Minnesota Vikings.
Hicks made the Ohio State starting lineup at offensive tackle as a freshman then missed his sophomore year with a knee injury. He returned to have two more outstanding years and won the Lombardi Trophy as the nation's most outstanding lineman and the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman in his senior season.
Other players selected include halfback Jon Arnett of Southern California (1954-56), kicker Kevin Butler of Georgia (1981-84),defensive tackle Tim Green of Syracuse (1983-85) and quarterback Ralph Guglielmi of Notre Dame (1951-54).
Also, defensive back Terry Kinard of Clemson (1979-82), linebacker D.D. Lewis of Mississippi State (1965-67), running back Donald McCauley of North Carolina (1968-70), lineman Glenn Ressler of Penn State (1962-64) and defensive back Brad Van Pelt of Michigan State (1981-83).