Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 11:09 p.m.
Attention UNLV fans: Here is your chance to get a former Rebel inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.
The university announced Wednesday it is accepting nominations for the 2012 hall class. To be eligible, “former student-athletes must have left the school by 2002 or prior and coaches and staff must have left their position at the school by 2007 or prior,” according to a release from the department.
The hall of fame, with the categories of athlete, coach, athletic staff, team and distinguished contributor, was created in 1987. The newest class will likely be inducted in the fall during a football home game weekend.
The deadline for nomination is Feb. 27 and the process is open to the public. Visit the school’s website for a nomination form and to see current hall members.
There are several worthy former athletes, but if I had one nomination, it would be for football player Randy Black. The linebacker Black, who at one point was the Rebels’ all-time leading tackler, was the heart-and-soul of the 2000 Las Vegas Bowl championship team.
Plus, the Clark High graduate proved playing for hometown UNLV is an attractive option for locals. It’s a nomination that should be a no-brainer for the selection committee.
Who else would you like to see included?