Former WVU All-American Steve Slaton will be inducted to the All State Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame along with six other college football legends, the All State Sugar Bowl announced on Tuesday.
Slaton left his mark on the 2006 Sugar Bowl when he rushed for 206 yards (a Sugar Bowl record) and 3 touchdowns on 26 carries, capping off an already record-breaking 1,744-yard, 26-touchdown season for the Mountaineers. West Virginia would go on to win the bowl over Georgia, 38-35, in the Georgia Dome.
He will be honored along with Florida State’s Warrick Dunn, Arkansas’s Bill Montgomery, Oklahoma’s Tinker Owens, Baylor’s Del Shofner, Georgia’s Charley Tripp and Ole Miss’s Johnny Vaught.
“For 86 years, the Sugar Bowl has built a legacy of excellence,” said Monique Morial, the President of the Sugar Bowl Committee. “Two years ago, the Sugar Bowl Committee created a Hall of Fame to recognize the legends that built our wonderful history. We are honored to have the opportunity to add seven more all-time greats to the Hall of Fame this year. These men all played significant roles in lifting the Bowl to its current level of national prominence, and we look forward to honoring them in New Orleans over the New Year’s holiday.”