Frisco, TX – Former James Madison All-America linebacker Charles Haley, the only NFL player to win five Super Bowls, has been named the FCS ambassador for the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship.
The 2012 championship game follows the 2011 season and will be played Saturday, Jan. 7 at Pizza Hut Park.
Haley's ambassador role will support the championship game in a number of ways, including pre-game interaction with fans, serving as an instructor at a youth clinic, performing the pre-game coin toss and participating in the post-game awards ceremony.
"I'm honored to serve as FCS ambassador for the 2012 Division I Football Championship Game," Haley said. "Greatness is not born, it's made. The FCS has been turning out great players for years and I look forward to watching these outstanding student-athletes compete at the highest level."
Haley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this year. He was a four-year starter at James Madison under head coach Challace McMillin.
Haley became the first Dukes player to be selected as a First-Team All- American in 1985 and became the school's first NFL draftee as a fourth-rounder in 1986. He finished his JMU career with a school-record 506 tackles, three interceptions and 17 quarterback sacks.
Previous ambassadors of the FCS championship game were Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra) two years ago and Everson Walls (Grambling State) last year.