The College Football Hall of Fame unveiled its second round of updates
following the 1999 season, it was announced by the world-class facility in
South Bend, Ind. February 1.
Miami University's Travis Prentice and the Mt. Union football team are
honored in the Decade of the 1990s section along with a replica Eddie
Robinson Coaches' Award trophy.
Prentice, who ended his career with NCAA Division I-A records for total
touchdowns (78), rushing touchdowns (73) and points scored (468), has his
helmet on display.
Mt. Union is represented by the shirt that head coach Larry Kehres wore
in the Purple Raiders' victory over Otterbein to claim the NCAA record for
consecutive victories. Oklahoma held the previous record of 47. Mt. Union
extended the streak to 54 games before losing to Rowan in the Division III
playoffs. Kehres' shirt joins the game ball and program from the
record-breaking day that were donated to the Hall.
The Football Writers Association of America has chosen a coach of the
year since 1957, including the last three when the award was named after
Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer was named
this year's recipient. Beamer won the award in balloting by more than 800
members of the Football Writers Association of America. Beamer edged out
Hawaii coach June Jones and Minnesota coach Glen Mason in the balloting.
The College Football Hall of Fame, open seven days a week, continues to
update its exhibits to honor all award winners, national champions and bowl