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LFSN Game On Feature: Wayne Haddix

July 22, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Wayne Haddix (right) with Athletics Hall of Famer Fred Banks (left) and former head coach Morgan Hout (center) at a Flames football game.
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Following his return to the Liberty University campus for his Athletics Hall of Fame induction in 2014, Flames standout defensive back Wayne Haddix had a chance to talk with LFSN Game On.

Haddix provided Liberty with its first standout defensive back when he came to Lynchburg from Middletown, Tenn., in 1983. Four years later, Haddix left his mark on Liberty's record books with 151 career tackles (85 solo, 66 assisted), while adding five forced fumbles and eight passes defended.

Haddix's standout career on Liberty Mountain was recognized on the national scene when he became the first player in program history to get an invitation to the Senior Bowl and the second to participate in the Blue-Gray game.

His speed allowed him to excel in the return game, and he led the Flames in punt returns, three of his four years. He still holds the program's single-game punt return record. Haddix extended his playing career when he became the 10th player in program history to sign a free agent professional contract (New York Giants, 1987).

He played five seasons in the NFL, spotlighted by his 1990 campaign where he recorded seven interceptions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That year, he became the first alumnus in program history to earn a trip to the NFL Pro Bowl game.

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