Wednesday, June 01, 2016

UConn legend Dorsey, two current assistant coaches on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Vincent Brown, Anthony Poindexter on College Football Hall of Fame ballot 
UConn is well represented on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot which was released this morning as former UConn linebacker John Dorsey and current co-defensive coordinators Vincent Brown and Anthony Poindexter are all in the running for the Hall of Fame.

Dorsey owns UConn's career record with 495 tackles while his 184 tackles in 1983 is also a program record while he is one of three Huskies with a record 24 tackles in a game.

Poindexter was a standout safety at Virginia where he made 342 tackles and had 12 interceptions. He was a two-time All-American and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1998. Despite an injury-shortened senior season, he was taken by the Baltimore Ravens in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft and played for the Ravens for two season.

Brown made a record 570 tackles at Mississippi Valley State and was a first-team All-American as a senior. He would become a second-round pick of the New England Patriots and earn All-Pro honors three times in his eight-year pro career.

Last year I asked Poindexter about being on the Hall of Fame ballot and here's what he had to say.

"I guess they posted it on twitter or facebook, somebody sent me a message," Poindexter said. "I hadn't been tracking it but somebody sent me congratulations and I looked it up. It is a nice honor, hopefully one of these days I will make it in.

"It goes back to my coaching, my teammates and stuff like that but it is a nice honor."

Former Yale stars Rich Diana and John Zanieski, former Southern Connecticut State athletic director Darryl Rogers, former Stratford High and Villanova linebacker Curtis Eller and former Trinity football coach Don Miller are also on the ballot.

The Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 6.


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