The former Utah greats are among 96 players in consideration for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame induction might be in the offing for former University of Utah football greats Alex Smith and Eric Weddle.

The pair of Utes, who starred at the U. in the mid-2000s, were both named on the 2023 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Smith and Weddle are two of 80 former FBS players who will be considered for Hall of Fame induction (the voting deadline is June 30). In total, 96 total players are in the running, as well as 33 coaches.

“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot considering more than 5.54 million people have played college football and only 1,056 players have been inducted,” National Football Foundation President and CEO Steve Hatchell said in a statement. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible.