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Hall of Fame Spotlight: Darnell Stapleton '05

Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Darnell Stapleton

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Darnell Stapleton '05 (Football) – A two-year starter at tackle, Stapleton earned First-Team North East Football Conference and NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American honors during his stay at Hudson Valley Community College. Stapleton graduated and went on to continue his football career as a scholarship student-athlete at Rutgers University. He was a finalist for the Rimington Award as one of the top collegiate centers while at Rutgers and appeared in two consecutive bowl games. Stapleton signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he went on to become the starting right guard for the Super Bowl XLIII Champions, becoming the first player from Hudson Valley to win a Super Bowl. Hudson Valley Community College honored Stapleton and his Super Bowl Championship with Darnell Stapleton Day on March 19, 2009. Stapleton is currently an assistant coach at Bucknell University.