Wayne "The Thumper" Harris
- Position: Center
- School: Arkansas
- High School: El Dorado, AR (El Dorado HS)
- Years: 1958-1960
- Inducted: 2004
- Place of Birth: Hampton, AR
- Date of Birth: May 04, 1938
- Jersey Number: 55
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 186
Member BiographyA supreme blocker on offense and a fierce tackler on defense, Wayne Harris proved Arkansas' need for him on the field for every play.
A First Team All-America selection, Harris set an Arkansas single-season record for tackles with 174 in 1960. A two-time First Team All-Conference selection, he was named Southwest Conference Player of the Year in 1960. A team captain, he received the Crip Hall Award for an outstanding performance as a senior. Harris was nicknamed �Thumper� for his hard hits, and the Arkansas coaches now honor the best defensive player with the Thumper Award.
A true scholar-athlete, Harris was named First Team Academic All-America in 1959 and twice earned First Team Academic All-Conference honors.
Following graduation, Harris played 11 seasons for the Calgary Stampeders and is currently a successful businessman as vice president of Cantex Drilling and Exploration. A member of the State of Arkansas Hall of Fame, he remains active with the Special Olympics and the Amateur Sports Association.