If you're in the South Bend area (and if you are, you have my sympathy), then you may already know that this Saturday is Enshrinement weekend at the College Football Hall of Fame. This year's class is headlined by our own icon, Mark Herrmann, and some guy called Desmond Howard. So back to Mark, it looks like you can reserve tickets for the the Purdue Alumni's "Mark Herrmann Zone" for the Grand Parade.
On May 27, the NFF announced that Hermann, who played quarterback at Purdue from 1977-80 and earned unanimous All-America honors in 1980, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2010 class. Throughout the season, each Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) College Football Hall of Fame inductee returns to his school for the special on-field event, where a commemorative plaque is presented to the university for permanent display. Beginning with the NFF’s inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1951, the On-Campus Salute has served as the first of numerous highlights in the hall of fame experience, giving each inductee one more chance to take the field.
Purdue University and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor Mark Herrmann with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute Nov. 6 as the Boilermakers host Wisconsin in West Lafayette.
Might just be the highlight of that game......
So get out there and show your support.... in a couple years, you'll have to go to Atlanta to do this sort of thing.