Hall of Fame Recommendations
Columbia is asking for nominations as it prepares to name new members to its athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline is March 17.
Here's a look at the inaugural members of the hall of fame.
I don't want to deluge people with a long list, but I have a few football suggestions, (and if any of you agree please feel free to nominate them as well).
Eugene Rossides, class of 1949
I had the pleasure of interviewing Rossides at halftime of the Yale game last fall and it was great to hear how sharp he is in every way. Rossides was the QB for some of the greatest Columbia teams of all time, including the 1947 team that stunned Army.
Marty Domres, class of 1969
Domres dominated a good portion of the passing record book for more than a decade. He went on to a solid NFL career. He also made for a great halftime interview that we did during the Penn game last season.
Des Werthman, class of 1993
Longtime readers of this blog know about my longstanding admiration for Des.
Jonathan Reese, class of 2002
Holds the all-time rushing record and he did it in tough circumstances on teams that never won more than 4 games in a season.
And while I'm at it, I have two basketball nominations as well.
Buck Jenkins, class of 1993
An electric player in every way. I saw him play during my own undergrad year and never forgot him.
Next to Lou Little, Jack Rohan was the greatest coach in Columbia athletics history. In addition to basketball, he even led the golf team for years.