CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A half-century ago, Sam Huff's bone-rattling hits on NFL running backs earned him his own network television special and the cover of Time magazine.
Those collisions had their roots in Huff's career at West Virginia.
On Saturday, the 77-year-old will be honored during the ninth-ranked Mountaineers' game against James Madison in Landover, Md.
Huff will be West Virginia's honorary captain and be recognized before the game and at halftime. It's being billed as "Sam Huff Day."
It will be a rare opportunity for Huff to watch his alma mater play. The game will be at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, where Huff is in his fourth decade as a Redskins' broadcaster.