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WVU Great Sam Huff Honored in Hometown

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Former WVU football great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff was honored tonight in his hometown of Farmington, W.Va.

As part of the "Hometown Hall of Famers," a national program that honors the hometown roots of various top players in sports, Huff was the recipient of a special ceremony and a plaque dedication in his community.

"'Hometown Hall of Famers' has been warmly embraced by communities and Hall of Famers alike," says George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Allstate to bring the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities across the country and congratulate Sam Huff and the Farmington community on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Farmington."

Huff was a five-time Pro Bowl selection as a linebacker for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after finishing his collegiate career in Morgantown. He was the first player in Mountaineer history to have his number retired in a ceremony during the 2005 football season.

While at WVU, Huff was voted as an All-American and led the Mountaineers to a place in the 1954 Sugar Bowl. In addition to family and close friends, Huff was joined at the ceremony by teammates from that Sugar Bowl team.

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