Rueben Mayes is part of Washington State University football lore as running back #36 for the Cougars, 1982-1985. He will be inducted Dec. 9, 2008, in the College Football Hall of Fame at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City.
During festivities July 17-18, 2009, in South Bend, Indiana, Mayes will be enshrined in the hall. See the links below for more information about Mayes and the hall.
A WSU graduate (bachelor’s and MBA) of WSU, Mayes and his family lived in Pullman when he was part of the university staff. They now live in Eugene, Ore. He is regional director of development for the Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation, Springfield, Ore.
Rueben Mayes – 1984 Chinook photo. Courtesy of WSU
Photo courtesy WSU Sports Information
WSU Sports Information — Cougar Great Rueben Mayes inducted into College Football Hall of Fame Mayes is one of 15 former players and coaches included in the 2008 class
Washington State Magazine — ‘Unstoppable Rueben Mayes’ by Jason Krump
WSU Sports Information — May 1, 2008, Cougar Great Rueben Mayes Elected to College Football Hall of Fame
Eugene Register-Guard, Sept. 24, 2008 — ‘Mayes returns to Eugene with new goals’ by Ron Bellamy
New York City Sports Commission — 2008 College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Dec. 9, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame — Mark Your Calendars for the 2009 Enshrinement Festival, July 17-18, 2009, in South Bend, Indiana College Football Hall of Fame