April 28, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller is one of two former college standouts being inducted into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame Friday afternoon.
Levenseller wrapped up his WSU career in 1978 as one of WSU's all-time great wide receivers. He currently ranks seventh on the Cougars' career list for receptions (121) and eighth with 2,061 receiving yards. Levenseller's 67 catches during his junior season remains the second-best single-season effort at WSU and he concluded his Cougar career with 43 receptions for 736 yards as a senior.
A sixth-round draft selection by the Oakland Raiders in the 1978 NFL Draft, Levenseller had a professional career that spanned seven years, including NFL stops in Oakland, Buffalo, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, winning the Grey Cup title in 1982, and spent three seasons with Calgary.
Following his playing career, Levenseller joined the coaching ranks, first with the British Columbia Lions for four seasons then the Toronto Argonauts for two. In 1992 the Cougar great returned to Washington State as the wide receivers coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001.
Former Washington running back Greg Lewis is also being inducted at the annual luncheon, along with former professional and semi-professional players, coaches and associated. The PNW Hall of Fame was founded in 1990 by the Seattle Ramblers.