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WVU Football to Retire Major Harris’ No. 9 this Season



Finally, one of the all-time great players in the history of West Virginia football will have his number retired this season when WVU retires Major Harris’ No. 9 on Nov. 6 against Oklahoma State.

Harris, a Mountaineer quarterback from 1987-1989, passed for 5,119 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career. He also rushed for 2,058 yards and 18 more touchdowns.

Among his accolades at WVU, Harris led the Mountaineers to the program’s lone undefeated, untied season in 1988 and a meeting with No. 1-ranked Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl for the national championship. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Harris is just the fifth WVU football player in program history to have his jersey number retired. An on-field ceremony will be held Nov. 6 during WVU’s home game against Oklahoma State.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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