Thursday, June 01, 2017

Former UConn LB John Dorsey on Hall of Fame ballot once again

John Dorsey, the all-time leading tackler in UConn football history and former UConn assistant coaches Vincent Brown and Anthony Poindexter remain on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Dorsey, now the general manager of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, had 495 tackles playing for the Huskies from 1980-83. His 184 tackles as a senior is 30 more than any other total in UConn's history.
Brown, who like Dorsey and former Stratford High star Curtis Eller was nominated in the Football Championship Subdivision category, is a former All-American linebacker at Mississippi Valley State while Poindexter was a safety at Virginia who was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Not only is Eller on the ballot due to his work as a linebacker at Villanova but so is his former head coach Andy Talley. Talley, a former Southern Connecticut State defensive back, retired at Villanova after the 2016 season as he is on the ballot for the first time.
Former Yale stars Rich Diana, who finished 10th in the voting for the 1981 Heisman Trophy, and John Zanieski are on the ballot as is former Southern Connecticut State athletic director Darryl Rogers and former Trinity coach Don Miller.

The Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 will be announced on January 8.


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