Mesa adds three to Athletic Hall of Fame

Mesa adds three to Athletic Hall of Fame

  Head track and field coach Steve Jacobs, football standout Rashad Armstrong and basketball star Hakeem Rollins are the newest inductees into the Mesa Athletic Hall of Fame.

  The inclusion of these three MCC greats brings to 62 the number of inductees since the Hall of Fame was started in 2006.

  The class of 2020 bios can be found at the links below.

  Jacobs was a state champion in the pole vault at Glendale H.S., and then enrolled at the University of Arizona where he was an All-American in the decathlon, finishing second at the NCAA championships once. He also competed in the US/USSR decathlon meets three times.

  He joined the MCC staff in 1982 as an assistant coach and became head coach in 1989. Since then he has coached 43 national champions and 507 All-Americans at the time of his induction.

  Armstrong was the NJCAA national Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore when he gained 1,373 yards in ten games and scored 16 touchdowns.

  Choosing from among numerous scholarship offers, he selected Baylor, where he is still the number ten all-time leading rusher and was a third team all-Southwest Conference choice.

  Rollins turned down a scholarship offer from the University of Arizona to play at MCC. He was a first team all-ACCAC/Region I selection and an honorable mention All-American.

  He then attended the University of Washington helped the Huskies earn an NCAA tournament bid in his first season. He later played professionally in Argentina, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Brazil.

  Below are links to all three complete bios.

Steve Jacobs

Rashad Armstrong

Hakeem Rollins

Mesa Athletic Hall of Fame