CHAPTER 616

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3

SALUTING THE 1972 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE FOOTBALL TEAM FOR ATTAINING #1 SMALL COLLEGE RATING FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

WHEREAS, the 1972 football team of the University of Delaware attained unprecedented recognition by being named the nation's #1 small college team for the second consecutive year in both the rating polls of the Associated Press and the United Press International; and

WHEREAS, the University of Delaware football team, the "Blue Hens", under the leadership of the nation's small college Coach-of-the-Year, (also for the second straight year), Harold "Tubby" Raymond, became the first gridiron team in the history of the University to go through a ten-game season with an unblemished record; and

WHEREAS, the "Blue Hens" were further recognized and honored by having two men, Joe Carbone and Dennis Johnson, named to Little All American football teams; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 127th General Assembly, recently convened, and the sixty-sixth Governor, Sherman W. Tribbitt, just inaugurated, wish to add their words of praise and appreciation to those already heaped upon the 1972 football team of the University of Delaware for their skill, poise, and good sportsmanship.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives and the Governor concurring therein, on behalf of all citizens of the State, send enthusiastic congratulations to Coach Harold "Tubby" Raymond and all coaches, players and other members affiliated with the University of Delaware football squad for once again bringing #1 status to the First State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Senate and the House of Representatives and copies be forwarded to Coach Harold Raymond, team captain Dennis Johnson, Joe Carbone, Athletic Director Dave Nelson, University President Dr. E. A. Trabant, Sports Information Director Ed Carpenter, and to the Sports Editor of the University of Delaware paper, The Review.

Approved May 15, 1973.