Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein welcomed Football Hall of Fame Member Tracy Ham who began his new position Monday. Kleinlein said Ham “will bring a valuable perspective to the university.” He said people like Tracy Ham and others like him contributed to much of what Georgia Southern is today. Klienlien said in his role in Special Projects Ham will teach new fans about the football program’s history and help former players stay connected.
Ham is one of only two Eagles football players to have his numbered retired. He was instrumental in the Eagles winning two Division 1-AA national championships. In his college career Ham ran for 3,000 yards in Division 1-AA football.
After finishing his college career, ham played in the Canadian Football League for 13 years. In 1989 he was named the CFL Most Valuable Player. He is also the first CFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for another 4,000 yards in a single season.