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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Delaware: No. 45 football state

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DELAWARE'S NATIONAL RANK
No. 43 pro | No. 43 college | No. 45 high school
Delaware

NFL
No. 43 Delaware


Randy White played at Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington before winning the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award at Maryland and a hall of fame career with the Cowboys. Delaware State standout John Taylor caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Joe Montana in Super Bowl XXI. Rich Gannon threw 150 consecutive passes without an interception at Delaware in 1986.
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COLLEGE
No. 43 Delaware


Small college teams have made a big impact in Delaware. Hall of Fame coaches Bill Murray led the Fightin' Blue Hens to three undefeated seasons before going to Duke, David Nelson fine-tuned the Wing-T, and Tubby Raymond's teams won 300 games and three national titles. Delaware State marches to the tune of the "The Approaching Swarm." Current Hornets in the NFL include Eagles center Jamaal Jackson.
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HIGH SCHOOL
No. 45 Delaware


Delaware is not very big — 45th in population, 49th in area — but you've probably heard of the Delaware Wing-T. Any state with an offense named after it has made an impact on the sport. Spring 2006 DI signees: two. Fall 2006 high school football teams: 44.
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POLL QUESTION

1) Which Blue Hens coach left the greatest legacy?

William D. Murray (1940-1950)
David M. Nelson (1951-1965)
Tubby Raymond (1966-2001)
K.C. Keeler (2002-present)