Wilson, Breeden selected for MEAC Hall of Fame
Former N.C. Central standout Louis Breeden and former Northern star Steve Wilson are among five members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame class announced by the league on Wednesday.
The inductees will be enshrined during a brunch on March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.
Wilson will enter as a coach, having directed Howard from 1989-2001. He led his team to an 8-3 overall record and was named MEAC Coach of the Year in his first season with the Bison.
His 1993 team recorded an 11-0 overall mark and competed in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time in school history. During that same year, Wilson earned MEAC Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career.
Breeden was a four-year letterwinner (1973-76) at NCCU and is tied for fourth among the school’s career interceptions leaders with 17 and led the team in interceptions in each of his final three seasons. He also is tied for fourth in single-season interceptions with seven as a junior in 1975.
Breeden holds the NCCU record for career punt return average with 20.2 yards per return. He received All-MEAC second-team honors in 1974 and was an All-MEAC first-team selection in 1975 and 1976.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Breeden in the seventh round of the 1977 NFL draft, where he played 10 seasons. On Nov. 8, 1981, he set a club record with a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown against San Diego. He was named to the All-Pro first team in 1982 and finished his NFL career with 33 interceptions.
Tickets for the induction brunch are $35 per seat or $300 per table (10 persons). Tickets can be purchased by calling the MEAC office at 757-951-2055.