Former 49ers offensive lineman Harris Barton will go into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2021 class.
Barton was a terrific offensive lineman at the University of North Carolina. He began his career as a center before moving to left tackle where he starred for his final three seasons and earned the ACC’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman award his senior year.
San Francisco selected Barton No. 22 overall in the 1987 draft. He started nine of his 12 games as a rookie before becoming the full-time starter his second year. Barton played 10 of his seasons in red and gold, won three Super Bowls, earned a Pro Bowl bid in 1993, and First-Team All-Pro nods in 1992 and 1993.
Here’s the rest of the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class:
DB David Fulcher – Arizona State (1983-85)
LB Dan Morgan – Miami [FL] (1997-2000)
QB Carson Palmer – Southern California (1998-2002)
QB Tony Romo – Eastern Illinois (1999-2002)
DL Kenneth Sims – Texas (1978-81)
RB, C.J. Spiller – Clemson (2006-09)
RB, Darren Sproles – Kansas State (2001-04)
OT, Aaron Taylor – Notre Dame (1990-93)
DE, Andre Tippett – Iowa (1979-81)
LB, Al Wilson – Tennessee (1995-98)
Coach, Rudy Hubbard – Florida A&M (1974-85)
Coach, Bob Stoops – Oklahoma (1999-2016)