Dover, DE – Two former Delaware State football players are part of a ten member class for this year’s Hornets’ Athletics Hall-of-Fame class.
Joe Burton was a three-time All-MEAC First Team selection and the league’s 1986 Defensive Player-of-the-Year. A 1986 Division I-AA All-America, Burton is third on the Hornets’ all-time list with 19 interceptions. Burton was be inducted posthumously as he passed away in 2007.
Thomas Douglas was a key member of the secondary that helped the Hornets to a No. 1 ranking among all NCAA Division II teams in fewest passing yards (64.3 pg) in 1977. He went on to career in the Canadian Football League following his Delaware State career.
Here is the complete 2016 class:
Joe Burton Football
Thomas Douglas Football
Francky Francois Wrestling
Dr. Jerome Holland Administration
Clarence “Jet” Jordan Baseball
Cassandra Joyner Volleyball
Harold Robinson Track & Field
Shelton Smith Wrestling
Jimmie & Tina Strong Contributors
(Delaware Sports Information contributed to this post)