Former USC standout John Abraham has been named to the 2017 SEC Football Legends class.

The class of 2017 will be honored at the SEC Championship in Atlanta with a Legends Dinner on Friday and recognition on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Abraham starred at Lamar High School and in his on year of high school football, was named to the North-South All-Star game. He played at Carolina from 1996-1999, recording 23.5 sacks, the fourth-highest total in school history. He was an All-SEC selection in his senior season and was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2000. He played in the NFL for 15 seasons with the Jets, Falcons and Cardinals. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Abraham was named an All-Pro four times and is Atlanta's career leader in quarterback sacks.