The year-long process of College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement for former Mountaineer great Major Harris reaches a conclusion this weekend in South Bend as Major and the rest of the Hall of Fame class will be the special guests at a number of events at the Hall of Fame itself. The weekend will culminate with the enshrinement show Saturday night.
Harris is included in one of the most impressive Hall of Fame classes to be inducted yet as he will go in with a pair of Heisman Trophy winners–Tim Brown of Notre Dame and Gino Torretta of Miami. Harris earned his place among these college football greats by helping to revolutionize the game back in the late 1980’s as he became the first player in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,000 yards and pass for more than 5,000 yards in his career.
This is my second trip to South Bend to cover this event as MetroNews was here when former Mountaineer coach Don Nehlen was enshrined a few years back. It truly serves as a highlight to those individuals going into the Hall and for those of us lucky enough to be a part of the festivities.
Former Marshall University standout Troy Brown is also a part of this recruiting class. Brown will be the third member of the Thundering Herd family to go in recently as he follows wide receiver Mike Barber (1985-88) and former head coach Jim Donnan (1990-95).