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Football Team Passes On A Sports Legacy

February 27, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Henderson and Murphy

Davidson's undefeated 2000 football team was honored at halftime of a recent basketball game. The team's twenty-two seniors were individually acknowledged and thanked for their part in creating one of the greatest legacies in the college's sports history.

On behalf of the team, senior captain Bo Henderson, a linebacker, presented the game ball from the team's final game 41-17 win over Georgetown to Director of Athletics Jim Murphy. It will be permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame Room in Baker Sports Complex. Senior tight end Marcus McFadden looks on in the background.

The goalposts came down as students took over the field in celebration of Davidson's victory over Georgetown and the football teams' first ever undefeated season this fall.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson recently launched "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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