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Tracy Ham


Tracy Darrell Ham

Inducted 2007

Date of Birth



Gainesville, FL


Georgia Southern University (1983-1986)


Tracy Ham was such an important part of the Georgia Southern team that the offense was known as the Ham-bone I. A host of major schools wanted Ham as a defensive back when he came out of high school. But Tracy opted for Georgia Southern where he could play quarterback and was a four-year starter for the Eagles. Ham was equally adept at either running or passing. When his career ended, he was the only collegiate player to have ever run for 3,000 yards and passed for 5,000 yards. The Georgia Southern program was just in its second campaign during his freshman season, but he helped the Eagles to unsurpassed growth as they won back-to-back national championships in Ham's junior and senior years. In the 1985 national title game, he rallied the Eagles back from a 22-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Furman 44-42. That game he had 509 yards of total offense, completing five touchdown passes with the game-winner coming with ten seconds left to play. After his GSU playing days, he had his #8 retired before he began a long career in the Canadian Football League. In 1989, he won league MVP honors. In the CFL he played for 13 seasons and appeared in two Grey Cups.


Height 5'10

Weight 185

Career Highlights

  • 1986 First Team All-America (FCS)
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