Former All-America lineman Ken Huff (1972-74) will be honored and recognized in Charlotte during ACC Championship weekend as one of the new ACC Legends.
The ACC Night of Legends will be held by the Belk Bowl on Friday, Dec. 4. Then Huff will join the other honorees during the on-field pregame festivities at the 11th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Saturday night featuring Carolina vs. Clemson.
A Kansas native and a high school standout in Coronado, California, Huff started at offensive guard for Carolina as a sophomore and was a key contributor on the 1972 squad that finished 11-1 and captured the ACC Championship. As a senior in 1974, Huff earned All-America honors while leading the way for 1,000-yard rushers James Betterson and Mike Voight.
Huff received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC’s top offensive lineman and the Jim Tatum Award as its top football scholar-athlete. The third overall draft pick by the Baltimore Colts in 1973, he enjoyed an 11-year NFL career that included three division titles with the Colts and a Super Bowl XVIII appearance with the Washington Redskins. Huff now owns an award-winning, custom home-building company in Chapel Hill.
Other honorees are Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn, Georgia Tech coach Bobby Ross, Miami running back Clinton Portis, Boston College center Dan Koppen, Clemson linebacker Anthony Simmons, Duke running back Chris Douglas, Louisville quarterback Chris Redman, N.C. State defensive back and return specialist Fred Combs, Syracuse tight end Chris Gedney, Virginia defensive end Patrick Kerney, Virginia Tech defensive end Corey Moore and Wake Forest punter Chuck Ramsey.
Other Tar Heel honorees since the Legends program was started in 2008 have been Greg Ellis, Ken Willard, Dre Bly, Chris Hanburger, Ethan Horton, Kelvin Bryant and Marcus Jones.