Virginia’s Anthony Poindexter elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Anthony Poindexter
Anthony Poindexter. Photo courtesy Virginia Athletics.

Virginia alum Anthony Poindexter has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, part of a 19-member class announced on Wednesday.

The class will be officially inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Poindexter, a native of Lynchburg, was a two-time first-team All-American and three-time first-team All-ACC selection at Virginia, where he starred from 1995-1998.

He was also a second-team All-American in 1996, a co-recipient of the 1998 Brian Piccolo Award, and a 1997 ACC All-Academic Team member.

Following his NFL career, Poindexter spent 11 seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, starting as a graduate assistant and ending his Virginia tenure as safeties coach in 2013. After serving as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Connecticut from 2014-2016, he is entering his fourth season as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Purdue.

Poindexter will be the fifth UVA alum in the College Football Hall of Fame – joining Jim Dombrowski, Bill Dudley, Joe Palumbo and Tom Scott.

Former Virginia coaches Earle “Greasy” Neale, Frank Murray and George Welsh are also in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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