Trio of Gators named to 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

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New York Giants tackle Lomas Brown is swarmed by the press during media day for Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on January 23, 2001. The New York Giants will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. [The Ledger/Tony Ranze]

Three former Florida greats — offensive tackle Lomas Brown, defensive tackle Brad Culpepper and defensive end Kevin Carter — are on the College Football Hall of Fame’s ballot for the 2020 class that was released Monday by the National Football Foundation and the CFHOF.

Brown, a consensus All-American in 1984 and a two-time All-SEC selection, is on the ballot for the fifth consecutive year. Following his UF career, he went on to play 18 years in the NFL.

Carter and Culpepper are first-timers on the ballot.

Culpepper was a first-team All-American and All-SEC pick in 1991 and helped lead the Gators to their first SEC title that season. He played nine seasons in the NFL.

Carter was a first team All-American and All-SEC performer in 1994, his senior season. He helped lead the Gators to SEC titles. For his UF career, he finished with 42.5 tackles for loss and 21.5 sacks, the fifth-most in school history. He had a 14-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl victory with the St. Louis Rams in 1999.

Brown, Culpepper and Carter are all members of the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.

The College Football Hall of Fame’s 2020 class will be announced in January.