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"Joey Heisman" joins Oregon Sports HOF

Harrington, Mouse, Fellers, Davis and the 1962 Beavers football team get their due
Nov. 13, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

Joey Harrington led the Class of 2012 into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night, but "Mouse" Davis did his best to steal the show at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Davis, who helped popularize the Run and Shoot offense, told the crowd of nearly 200 how he had not only stolen the offense from another coach who had written a handbook on its basics philosophy, but how he had crafted it into an offensive juggernaut and then used it to turn average players into NFL stars.

He made sure to let the audience know how it all worked out, too.

"I made it happen," he said while keeping the audience entertained during his 10 minutes of stage presence alongside master of ceremonies Bill Schonely. "Not only did I make that offense, but I turned guys who could barely throw the ball into NFL stars. They owe it all to me."

Davis and Harrington were joined by the 1962 Oregon State football team, longtime equestrian standout Rich Fellers and the late Leo Davis.

More than a dozen members of the '62 Beavers were on hand, including quarterback Terry Baker, who won the Heisman Trophy that season.

Baker brought the trophy to the ceremony.

 

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