FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONGRATULATING AND PRAISING THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BLUE HENS, THE NATION'S #1 SMALL COLLEGE TEAM.
WHEREAS, the 1971 football team representing the University of Delaware has been acclaimed the # 1 small college team in the nation, thus bringing great joy and honor to the citizens of the 1st State — "The State That Started a Nation"; and
WHEREAS, the University of Delaware football squad, coached by amiable Harold "Tubby" Raymond, compiled an amazing record during its march to the top, including a 10 and 1 record climaxed by winning in the Boardwalk Bowl for the fourth consecutive year by a smashing 72-22 score over C.W. Post; and
WHERAS, the University of Delaware season was marked by other accomplishments such as leading the nation's small colleges with a 371.2 yards per game regular season rushing average; placing running back Gordy Kahoe on the Little All-American team; having senior back Bill Armstrong shine in the North-South All Star game; and by having Coach Raymond win regional and possibly national small college "Coach-of-the-year" honors; and
WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly and the Governor of the State of Delaware wish to publicly acknowledge the University of Delaware team that many claim is the greatest Blue Hen eleven of all time.
BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate and the Governor concurring therein, on behalf of the citizens of Delaware send expressions of pride and appreciation to all the fine gentlemen attached to the # 1 small college team in the U.S.A. — especially University of Delaware Head Coach Harold "Tubby" Raymond, Team Captain Ralph Borgess, Athletic Director Dave Nelson and University President
Dr. E.A. Trabant, and retiring Vice-President for University Relations, Dr. George M. Worrilow, the team's most rabid fan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this Resolution be included in the Journal of the House_and Senate and that copies be forwarded to the Messrs. Raymond, Borgess, Nelson, Trabant, Worrilow, and the Editor of the campus publication, "The Review".
Approved January 19, 1972.