MIKE FAVOR, the former Minneapolis North offensive lineman who went on to become an All-American and lead North Dakota State to three NCAA Division II championships during the mid-1980s, will be inducted into 2011 Divisional Hall of Fame this month.
The announcement was made last week by former NFL and University of Mississippi quarterback ARCHIE MANNING, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The organization nominates players and coaches from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III, and the NAIA for induction.
Though known primarily for their basketball program during the 1980s, Favor turned the spotlight to football during a career in which he earned all-conference, all-metro and all-state recognition. Those achievements and good academic standing led to a scholarship to attend the NDSU.
He went on to earn First Team All-America honors twice while leading the Bison to undefeated campaigns in 1986 and ’88.
Upon graduation, Favor turned to a career in coaching and education with successful stints at North and St. Louis Park. While at North he served as head coach, assistant principal and principal.
During his stint at St. Louis Park, Favor coached the football team and was dean of sophomore students. He is currently the principal at Robbinsdale Cooper High School.
Favor, the third NDSU player to be inducted, has already acquired other outstanding distinctions. In 1997 he was named to the NCAA Division II Football Team of the Quarter Century in 1997 and inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
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