Chris Samp's name misspelled on Harlon Hill finalist list
Well, the final three candidates for the Harlon Hill Trophy (red-headed step child to the Heisman Trophy) have been released, and boy, the National Harlon Hill Award Committee must be embarrassed. On their
, they not only misspelled Samp's name, but they got his school, number, position, height, weight, bio, and picture wrong as well. The candidates listed are Drew Beard, Chad Friehauf, and Derrick Wimbush. I'm not sure which one is the mistake, since none of the information is even a close approximation to how Samp spells his name and various other information. This has to be a black eye for the organization, which is trying to gain some credibility in awarding the best football player in division II, especially after last year's debacle in which an administrative mix-up resulted in wheelchair-bound astrophysicist Stephen Hawking winning the award. Nonetheless, Hawking recognized the prestige of the award and placed in a prominent position on his mantel after first using it to knock off his Albert Einstein Award.
Posted by mill1991 at December 5, 2004 1:44 PM
To be honest, I'm not sure what the committee was thinking. They picked some good candidates, but none of them are leading the nation in passing, or rushing, or recieving, or tackling. Samp's WR numbers are far and away the best WR numbers out there, not to mention his perfect back-up punter stats, and as Mr. Hynes would say, bicep and eyeball size.
Miller--question for you, since you are the pre-eminant expert on Samp knowledge. What are Mr. Samp's plans after graduation (when that is exactly, is a matter of excited conversation, since he has been at WSU since the early 90's, 1988 to be exact, and has garnered four full degrees, 12 minors, and is only missing a few upper level computer classes to complete every class at WSU).