Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University announced that Mountaineer great quarterback Major Harris’ #9 will finally be retired on November 6th when the Mountaineers play Oklahoma State.
Harris finished 5th in Heisman voting his Sophomore year, 3rd his Junior year and would have been the favorite to win it if he came back for his Senior year. WVU would have also likely won the National Championship if he didn’t get hurt early in a 34-21 loss to Notre Dame.
Harris is one of the greatest players in West Virginia sports history and this honor is long overdue!
"You may be able to stop the pass. You may be able to stop the run. But you can't stop the Major!"
One of college football's most exciting players in the 1980s, Major Harris will become the fifth WVU player to have his number retired on Nov. 6. Congratulations Major!#HailWV
— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) July 2, 2021