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One of the most celebrated players in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) history while at ISU, Boomer Grigsby ’07 is now among 173 past collegiate players nominated for the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame.

The nomination places Grigsby in a prestigious group of the greatest to have ever played college football nationally. Inductees will be announced January 8. He already has numerous honors, including induction into Athletics’s Percy Family Hall of Fame and Missouri Valley Football Conference (MFVC) All-Select NFL Team.

As a Redbird, Grigsby led the league in total and solo tackles. He was a three-time First-Team All-American, and was named MFVC Defensive Player of the Year three seasons.

Grigsby played with the Kansas City Chiefs for three years and then the Miami Dolphins before ending his NFL career with an injury while with the Houston Texans in 2009.