Football Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Joe Lank

Joe Lank was an outstanding athlete at Milford High School and the University of Delaware in the late 1940’s and

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Dwayne Henry

After a dominant three-sport career at Middletown High School, Dwayne Henry pitched 11 seasons with the Rangers, Braves, Reds, Astros

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Joseph Kane

Kane was an accomplished basketball and football official and considered by many officials, coaches, players and fans, as one of

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Bart Buckalew

A 1956 Interscholastic Diving All-American, Bart was a three-year letterman on the P.S. DuPont High School swim team. Bart placed

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Butch Simpson

Butch Simpson won a record nine Delaware Division I state football championships at Newark High School, including five in a

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John Land

John made the Delaware State football team as a walk-on. He played four years, and was co-captain his senior year.

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