The complete ballot for 2017 was released today and includes 75 players and six coaches from FBS schools and 170 players overall. The announcement of the 2017 class will take place on January 6th. Dat also appeared on last year's ballot.
Dat Nguyen was a crowd favorite and the linchpin of the dominant Aggie defenses of the late '90s. He was drafted by Dallas in the third round of the 1999 draft and played seven seasons as a Cowboy. Here's his official HOF blurb if you need a refresher:
Dat Nguyen, Texas A&M-Linebacker-1998 unanimous First Team All-American and winner of both the Bednarik Award and Lombardi Trophy as a senior…1998 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Cotton Bowl MVP…Started 51 consecutive games and only player in Aggie history to lead team in tackles four seasons in a row.
Best of luck, Dat!