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Lawyer Milloy, Dave Hoffmann earn prestiguous UW honor

The Hall Of Fame is Calling

The University of Washington recently announced their 2012 class into the school’s Hall of Fame. The list contains 6 ex-Husky student athletes including two ex-Husky football players.

Lawyer Milloy and Dave Hoffmann were big parts of their teams in the 1990’s that dominated the PAC-10 and the nation in their tenure as a Husky football player.

With all that being said, let’s take a look at what they did at the University of Washington and beyond.

Lawyer Milloy

Lawyer Milloy is beloved in Husky Nation. Not only did he excel at football and move on to the NFL, but he also dominated on the diamond as well. Milloy was drafted by both the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers as a standout pitcher during his time at Washington.

Lawyer Milloy, Washington Huskies

Lawyer Milloy is a Washington sports legend

He truly loved football and stuck with that despite his potential success in baseball.

He finished third in the Pac-10 in tackles his sophomore season, racking up 106 tackles as well as an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. As a junior, he tallied an interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to add to his 115 tackles on the season.

Milloy was named to the All Pac-10 Team as well as well as being named a First Team All American.

Other honors he earned his last year of 1995 at Washington were First-Team selections by the Walter Camp foundation, UPI, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association and Football News. He was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award.

The New England Patriots drafted Milloy in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He went on to win a Super Bowl with the Patriots before moving onto the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and finishing his career with the hometown Seattle Seahawks.

Over the course of his NFL career, Milloy totaled 881 tackles, 21 sacks, and 25 interceptions. He was named to 4 Pro Bowls as well as the Patriots All-1990’s team and All-2000’s team.

He was All Pro three times on his way to two AFC Championships.

Dave Hoffmann, University of Washington

Dave Hoffmann was integral in the undefeated season and the 1991 National Title

Dave Hoffmann

Dave Hoffmann played an integral role on the Huskies team that won the NCAA National Championship in 1991. Playing alongside the likes of Steve Emtman, Beno Bryant, Bob Sapp, Lincoln Kennedy and Napoleon Kaufman, Hoffmann enjoyed great success during his time as a Husky.

He was known for his big hits and set school records for tackles for loss in his heyday.

And while Hoffmann is known for hitting people, he may be more well known for what he did during a pre-game metting in Eugene as the Huskies were about to face the Ducks. Ducks fans were horrid even back then and were throwing dog biscuits at the Washington players and taunting them.

Hoffmann snagged a biscuit from coach Jim Lambright and started eating it. Not only did it shut up the Ducks fans, but it pumped up his own team mates.

In 1990, Hoffmann registered 79 tackles. In 1991, he added 71 more tackles and in 1992, his last season as a Husky, he made 91 tackles.

In 1992, he had 17.5 tackles for loss, bringing his career UW tally to 45.

The Chicago Bears drafted Hoffmann who saw little success as a pro. Health issues derailed him after his stints with Chicago, San Francisco and Pittsburgh and he was forced to retire.

The two-time All American is now a Secret Service Agent.

Per GoHuskies.com: “The class will be inducted Friday, October 26, at the 2012 Husky Hall of Fame Ceremony presented by Air Van Moving in Alaska Airlines Arena.

Event details are scheduled to be released in late summer. “

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