Monday, August 27, 2012

New Haven Gridiron Club to honor former UConn star

Vernon Hargreaves, a former All-American linebacker and assistant coach at UConn, will be inducted into the New Haven Gridiron Club Hall of Fame on Sep. 20.

Hargreaves, a New Haven native and a four-year letterwinners at UConn from 1980-83 who finished his career with 393 tackles, spent 13 seasons coaching linebackers at UConn before making stops at Miami, Florida International, Bowling Green, East Carolina and has been coaching defensive end and special teams at South Florida since 2010.

Former UConn basketball star Scott Burrell, a standout quarterback at Hamden High in the mid and late 1980s, will also be inducted.

The induction dinner will be at the Cascade Banquet Facility in Hamden at 7 p.m., Tickets, at $50 each, may be ordered by sending checks made out to the New Haven Gridiron Club to P.O. Box 32, New Haven, 06501, no later than Sept. 13. Ticket orders should include the names of the persons attending. For further information, call Don Nielsen at 203-795-5331.


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