Panthers FB Brad Hoover said he wanted to "get away from football" for a few days. So it figures that he's going back to his alma mater to be inducted into the Western Carolina Hall of Fame.
QB Jake Delhomme thought this was a hoot, especially when I told him the Catamounts Hall of Fame was roughly the size of his locker.
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Hoover was a legitimate star there, and has the unusual distinction of once beating Appalachian State. Once. I think it's happened one other time in the last 22 years, so it's worth celebrating.
He rushed for 3,616 yards during his career, including 1,663 in 1998. Of that sum, 195 came during a 49-carry day against the Mountaineers, who have won multiple national championships since WCU last won a conference game.