Herman Moore and Jim Dombrowski Named to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Portsmouth, VA – The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame announced that former Virginia football standouts Herman Moore and Jim Dombrowski are among the inductees for its Class of 2010, as chosen by vote of the statewide Honors Court committee.
Joining Moore and Dombrowski in the class are:
- Whitney Hedgepeth, All-American swimmer at University of Texas and Olympic Gold medalist;
- Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown University All-American, NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist in 2000;
- Dave Robbins, the winningest college basketball coach in Virginia history from Virginia Union University with an overall record of 693-175;
- Larry Peccatiello, William and Mary Hall of Fame football inductee and 40-year professional coaching career in the NFL;
- Helmut Werner, All-American soccer player at Lynchburg College and 43-year coaching career at Randolph Macon College;
- Jim Ducibella, Virginia Press Association Award recipient and over 20 years of coverage of professional football and golf.
“The Class of 2010 brings eight of the most impressive résumés we have ever seen,” said Hall of Fame President Eddie Webb. “These individuals exemplify the Commonwealth’s diversity in sports from swimming to football, as well as decades of achievement.”
The 39th annual induction ceremony will take place on April 24, 2010, at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center, as the crowning event of Hall of Fame Weekend. Tickets go on sale January 15, 2010. For more information, call (757) 393-8031.
Moore,born in Danville, was a two-time All-American at Virginia, earning first-team honors in 1990. While at Virginia he became the all-time ACC leader for receiving yards in a single season with 1,190 in 1990. He established UVa career records for TD receptions (27) and receiving yards (2,504) . In 1991, he was the first-round selection of the Detroit Lions in the NFL Draft. He went on to play for the Lions through the 2001 season and finished his career with the New York Giants. Through his professional career, he was selected to four Pro-Bowls, from 1994-1997. In 1995, he set a NFL record with 123 single season receptions. He finished in the top 10 four times in the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. His 12-year career included 670 receptions, 9,174 yards and 62 touchdowns.
Dombrowski, born in Williamsville, N.Y., graduated from Virginia in 1986. He was the recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top Six Award for his combined athletic ability, academic achievement, leadership characteristics and campus involvement. He was a unanimous first team All-American pick in 1984 and was two-time first team All-ACC selection. He also is a three-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC’s best offensive lineman. The New Orleans Saints chose Dombrowski sixth overall in the 1986 NFL Draft. He spent 11 seasons with the Saints and was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2003. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
About the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Since 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum has been proud to honor Virginia’s contributions to the world of sports. We are the Commonwealth’s official hall of fame, and one of only 16 throughout the nation. Our mission is to honor athletic excellence and serve as a nonprofit educational resource centered on health, math, science and character development programs, while inspiring visitors through sports history and interactive entertainment. For more information, go to www.vshfm.com.