JMU alum Charles Haley finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

haleyFormer James Madison University football All-American Charles Haley was selected as a finalist for induction to the National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame, the organization announced. This is Haley’s sixth consecutive year on the final ballot in his 11th year of eligibility.

Haley was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes from 1982-1985, earning Associated Press All-American honors twice during his career. As a senior, Haley was named the Richmond Touchdown Club’s Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team Associated Press I-AA All-American.

He is JMU’s all-time leader in total tackles with 506 and led the Dukes in tackles twice in his career, recording 143 in 1983 and following it up with 147 in 1984. A three-time JMU Defensive MVP, he was also the JMU Male Athlete of the Year in 1985-86.

Haley graduated from JMU in 1987, and in 1999, the Athletic Department named the Defensive MVP award after Haley.

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