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Blue Hens Hall of Fame - Eddie Conti
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|VIDEO: Sean Greene speaks with Eddie Conti|
'Speed Thrills' was the cover headline of the 1997 University of Delaware media guide, and no Blue Hen personified that motto more than 2012 UD Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Conti.
"Eddie, Eddie" was a common chant from the 20,000+ strong at Delaware Stadium as he returned kicks, and also turned passes into touchdowns. His senior year of 1998 brought a 91 reception, 1,712 yard season that set an NCAA-record. He earned All-America Honors, the Delawre Sportswriters and Broadcasters Associations' Outstanding Athlete Award, and was selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star game.
Conti set 43 school, conference, and NCAA records before earning tryouts with the New York Jets and New England Patriots, plus playing two years with the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.
The 2002 physical educations studies graduate also broke records for the UD indoor and outdoor track teams when he wasn't on the football field. He now works as a personal fitness and golf trainer in Neptune, N.J.
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