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West Virginia Univ’s Slaton to join Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame

December 20, 2019 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University All-American running back Steve Slaton is joining the Sugar Bowl Fall of Fame.

Slaton will join six other college football stars in the organization’s third hall of fame class during the 86th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2020.

In the award announcement, the college highlighted Slaton’s performance in the 2006 Sugar Bowl, where he set a Sugar Bowl record with 204 rushing yards on 26 carries, scoring three touchdowns.

Slaton started his freshman year at WVU as a fourth-string running back but had a standout season with 1,128 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games. He finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting during his sophomore year and later finished his college career with a record 50 touchdowns. He played four seasons in the NFL.