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Mike Hass Set For HOF Recognition At Saturday's Game Vs. WSU

Oct 12, 2022

IRVING, Texas (Oct. 11/12/13, 2022) – Oregon State University and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor 2022 College Football Hall of Fame electee Mike Hass with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments®. The Salute will take place this Saturday, Oct. 15, during the Beavers' home football game against Washington State. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
 
"On behalf of the Oregon State program and Beaver Nation, I'd like to congratulate Mike on being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame," Oregon State head football coach Jonathan Smith said after the announcement in January. "He had a historic and impactful career at Oregon State and his entry into the College Football Hall of Fame is well-deserved."
 
The NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute program, which began with the inaugural College Football Hall of Fame Class in 1951, has become a hallowed tradition, and to this day the singular events remain the first of numerous activities in the Hall of Fame experience.
 
During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each electee returns to his respective school to accept a Hall of Fame plaque that will stay on permanent display at the institution. The events take place on the field during a home game, and many Hall of Famers cite the experience as the ultimate capstone to their careers, providing them one more chance to take the field and be recognized in front of their home crowd.
 
The 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted during the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 6 at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Click here for more information on the Awards Dinner, including options to purchase tickets online, special travel rates to the event from Delta Air Lines and Bellagio and a concierge service provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
 
"Mike Hass had a remarkable career at Oregon State, going from walk-on to becoming the school's all-time leading receiver," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "We are thrilled to honor him at Reser Stadium for his upcoming College Football Hall of Fame induction."
 
After receiving no Division I scholarship offers and walking on at Oregon State, Hass left the university as its all-time leading receiver. The 2005 First Team All-American and Biletnikoff Award recipient was just the 10th player in NCAA history and the only Oregon State player ever with three seasons of 1,000-plus receiving yards.
 
During his stellar senior season in 2005, Hass led the nation with 139.9 receiving yards per game. He set then-school records for single-season receptions (90) and receiving yards (1,532 – also a Pac-10 mark at the time), surpassing his own records set in 2004 when he was a Third Team All-American.
 
The 2005 team captain led the Beavers to three consecutive bowl berths, including wins in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl.
 
A two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection, Hass' 3,924 career receiving yards rank third all-time in conference history. In addition to being the school's all-time leading receiver, he owns Oregon State records for career 100-yard games (19), single-season 100-yard games (nine in 2005) and single-game receptions (14 vs. Arizona State in 2004).
 
Hass owns four of the top 10 single-game receiving performances in school history, including a Beaver record 293 yards against Boise State in 2004. His 20 career receiving touchdowns are second in school annals while his 220 receptions rank fourth.
 
A sixth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 NFL Draft, Hass played in the league for the Chicago Bears (2006-08) and the Seattle Seahawks (2009). He also played for the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League from 2010-11.
 
Hass earned his degree in civil engineering from Oregon State in 2007. Following his football career, he worked in the development department at Nike, helping design sporting equipment. Hass is currently a project manager at Pacific GeoSource, an industry leader in pavement design and engineering. He has also coached youth football.
 
Hass becomes the third Beaver player in the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Terry Baker (1960-62) and Bill Enyart (1966-68). Two former Oregon State coaches are also in the Hall: Dennis Erickson (1999-2002) and Tommy Prothro (1955-64).
 
The 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes LaVar Arrington (Penn State), Champ Bailey (Georgia), Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech), Sylvester Croom (Alabama), Mike Doss (Ohio State), Chuck Ealey (Toledo), Kevin Faulk (LSU), Moe Gardner (Illinois), Boomer Grigsby (Illinois State), Mike Hass (Oregon State), Marvin Jones (Florida State), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Mark Messner (Michigan), Terry Miller (Oklahoma State), Rashaan Salaam (Colorado), Dennis Thomas (Alcorn State), Zach Wiegert (Nebraska), Roy Williams (Oklahoma) and coaches John Luckhardt (Washington & Jefferson [PA], California [PA]), Billy Jack Murphy (Memphis) and Gary Pinkel (Toledo, Missouri).
 
The accomplishments of the 2022 Class will be forever immortalized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, and each inductee will receive a custom ring created by Jostens, the official and exclusive supplier of NFF rings.
 
Including the 2022 Hall of Fame Class, only 1,056 players and 226 coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the nearly 5.62 million who have played or coached the game during the past 153 years. In other words, less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%) of the individuals who have played the game have earned this distinction.
 
 
Currently Scheduled NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes,
Presented by Fidelity Investments
(Chronological Order)
 
Date – Honoree – School (Opponent)
 

  • Oct. 15 – Mike Hass – Oregon State (vs. Washington State)
  • Oct. 15 – Coach John Luckhardt - Washington & Jefferson [PA] (vs. Carnegie Mellon [PA])
  • Oct. 22 – Sylvester Croom – Alabama (vs. Mississippi State)
  • Oct. 22 – Mike Doss – Ohio State (vs. Iowa)
  • Oct. 22 – Kevin Faulk – LSU (vs. Mississippi)
  • Oct. 29 – LaVar Arrington – Penn State (vs. Ohio State)
  • Oct. 29 – Mark Messner – Michigan (vs. Michigan State)
  • Nov. 5 – Champ Bailey – Georgia (vs. Tennessee)
  • Nov. 5 – Moe Gardner – Illinois (vs. Michigan State)
  • Nov. 5 – Coach Billy Jack Murphy* – Memphis (vs. UCF)
  • Nov. 5 – Roy Williams – Oklahoma (vs. Baylor)
  • TBD – Michael Crabtree – Texas Tech
  • TBD – Marvin Jones – Florida State

 
* Deceased
 
Fidelity Investments has served as the national presenting sponsor of the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes since 2010. The salutes are one component of a multi-year initiative between the two organizations to celebrate the scholar-athlete ideal and a joint commitment to higher education. Fidelity is also the presenting sponsor of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, and it helped launch the NFF Faculty Salutes in 2011, which recognize the contributions of the faculty athletics representatives around the country.
 
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