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The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that former Idaho State punter Case deBruijn will be on the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

deBruijn is listed on the divisional players' ballot.

In four years at Idaho State, he twice led the nation in punting (1980-81) and was twice the runner-up (1978-79).

In 1981, deBruijn helped the Bengals to an FCS national championship, earning first-team All-American honors that season while averaging 45.9 yards per punt, the third highest average all-time in FCS/I-AA.

In total, the names on the 2022 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame include 78 players and seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and 99 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks (FCS, Division II, Division III).

To be eligible to appear on the ballot, a player must have received first-team All-America recognition at least once in their career from a publication recognized by the NCAA.

The announcement of the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame class will be made in early 2022, with specific details to be announced in the future.