Fisher, East Carolina Hall of Fame class recognized Saturday

Published: Sep. 11, 2016 at 7:18 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, NC -- At halftime of Saturday's East Carolina-N.C. State game, four standout Pirates were recognized as the newest members of the East Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame.

One of the newest inductees is Luke Fisher, the receiver that caught the game-winning touchdown in the 1992 Peach Bowl. Members of that Peach Bowl team were honored on the field as they held up the trophy in front of a sold-out crowd at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Fisher was one of the standouts on that 11-1 team, catching 12 passes for 144 yards in that comeback win over N.C. State in Atlanta. Fisher became the first Pirate to collect 100 career receptions and for the 1991 NFL Draft Pick, getting inducted is a dream come true.

"It's really special," said Fisher. "Looking back and seeing all the history that the Pirates have and getting inducted now with a group of very special people, it's a great feeling. It's just really incredible to be here, especially of N.C. State of all teams."

Tommy Eason (Baseball), Diane Parker (Swimming) and Jenny Parsons (Softball) were also recognized Saturday.