October 18, 2022

Motorcycle Riders Honor Michael Horrocks

horrocks statue and the motorcycle groupOn October 15, a group of motorcycle riders traveled from Hershey, PA, to the University’s Farrell Stadium in tribute to Michael Horrocks ’85.

The ride was a fundraiser for a future memorial in Derry Township, PA, that will honor Horrocks and other members of military and first responders who lost their lives in service. Horrocks was the co-pilot of United Airlines Flight 175 on 9/11.

The riders shared reflections at WCU’s statue that honors Horrocks, who was quarterback of the football team while at WCU. There are also scholarships in his name and WCU Athletics has established the Michael Horrocks Leadership Institute for Varsity Athletes and the Michael Horrocks Emerging Leaders Institute to provide leadership training and development for outstanding student athletes.



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