Zach Thomas and Ricky Williams both starred for the Dolphins, but it was for their work as college players that they were recognized Friday. Thomas and Williams were among 15 players announced as part of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class.
Thomas, a five-time first-team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Dolphins, played at Texas Tech University from 1992-95. The Dolphins selected Thomas in the fifth round of the 1996 draft and he became an immediate starter as a rookie.
Williams, who was selected to the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro after leading the NFL in rushing in his first season with the Dolphins in 2002, played at the University of Texas from 1995-98. Williams won the Heisman Trophy as a senior in 1998 before being a first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, from whom the Dolphins acquired him in a trade in March 2002.
Thomas and Williams were among the five members of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class who were two-time first-team All-Americans.
The 2015 Class also includes two coaches, Jim Tressel and Bill Snyder, whose players during his 23 years at Kansas State have included Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas.
This report comes courtesy of the Miami Dolphins website