Wyoming Hopes Third Time Is The Charm For Harris Hall Of Fame Bid
Cowboys legend Marcus Harris is back on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the third consecutive year. The former All-American wide receiver is one of 76 finalists for induction into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame.
"Marcus remains one of the all-time greatest receivers in college football history.," Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman said. "But he was so much more than an individual talent, he was a leader on one of our greatest teams at Wyoming in 1996 and brought national attention to our program through his and his team’s accomplishments.”
Harris was a two-time All American, 1996 Biletnikoff Award winner and set an NCAA record with 4,518 career receiving yards. He now ranks fifth on the all-time list.
“We know he is proud to be a former Wyoming Cowboy and still follows the Cowboys to this day," Coach Craig Bohl said. "We want to congratulate him for being one of the select few individuals being considered for this year’s Hall of Fame class.”
If inducted, Harris would join former Pokes running back Eddie Talboom, tight end Jay Novacek, and coach Dennis Erickson in the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2020 will be announced at the College Football National Championship in January.