Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

September 12, 2012

No. 9 West Virginia to honor alum Sam Huff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A half-century ago, Sam Huff's jaw-jarring hits on NFL running backs earned him his own network television special and the cover of Time magazine.

Those collisions had their roots in Huff's career at West Virginia.

On Saturday, the 77-year-old will be honored during the ninth-ranked Mountaineers' game against James Madison in Landover, Md.

It will be a rare opportunity for Huff to see his alma mater play. The game will be played at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. Huff is in his fourth decade as a Redskins' broadcaster.

Huff will be the Mountaineers' honorary captain and be recognized before the game and at halftime. It's being billed as "Sam Huff Day," and West Virginia linebacker Doug Rigg says that will have the team motivated.

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