July 21, 2007
South Bend, IN -- Former Georgia Southern quarterback Tracy Ham led the Eagles to their first national championship over twenty years ago, and joined football's elite Saturday, as Ham was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Divisional Class.
In just its second year of competition, Ham led Georgia Southern to the national title in 1985, and then repeated the feat the next season.
The quarterback is still the Eagles all-time leading passer with over 5,700 yards, and ranks first in total offense and passing touchdowns.
He's also sixth on the teams career rushing list.
The induction ceremony taking place Saturday in South Bend, and Ham says the event is a great time to reminisce.
"You never look back," says Ham. "As an athlete, you're always looking forward. You're always training to get better, and then when you stop, you're still afraif to look back. You want to just ease into the twilights, and this is a great opportunity to look back on all the people that influenced you."
Bobby Bowden, Charlie Ward, and former Valdosta State linebacker Jessie Tuggle were also enshrined Saturday.