Jimbo Fisher played college football at Samford University, then began his coaching career there. Now, the Texas A&M coach will have another tie to the Division III school.
This weekend, Fisher will be inducted into the Samford University Athletics Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Hall of Fame’s second class, following last year’s inaugural class.
Fisher was the Division III National Player of the Year in 1987, setting Samford records for passing yards and passing touchdowns in a season, both of which still stand today.
After his playing career ended, Fisher became a graduate assistant at Samford from 1988-90. Then, he served as the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1991-92.
Fisher’s coaching career took him to Auburn, Cincinnati, LSU and Florida State, where he earned his first head-coaching gig in 2010. After the past eight seasons leading the Seminoles, Fisher became Texas A&M’s coach in December.
Fisher is among a group of five being inducted into Samford’s Hall of Fame.
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