Nehlen, Harris Again on HOF Ballot

The coach and the quarterback of WVU's Fiesta Bowl football team are again on the list of nominees for election to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Head coach Don Nehlen and quarterback Major Harris are among the 85 nominees for this year's class.

Harris was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, and one of only two players before 1990 to have passed for more than 5,000 yards and rushed for more than 2,000. He had 7,334 yards of total offense at West Virginia, and averaged 7.2 yards every time he touched the football.

Nehlen, who was a head coach at Bowling Green for nine years in addition to his 21 years at WVU, compiled a career record of 202-128-8. Of the nine coaching nominees, only LaVell Edwards has more wins (257) than the Mountaineer mentor.

Ballots were sent to more than 13,000 voters, whose selections will be submitted to a committee that will amke the final selections for the hall. Inductees will be announced in April.

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