2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
EDWARD J. "EDDIE" CONTI
Men’s Indoor Track & Field (1994-97)
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (1998)
Inducted in 2012
One of the most exciting athletes in the history of Delaware football, Eddie Conti’s lightning speed made him a threat to score every time he touched the ball. As a wide receiver and kick returner for Tubby Raymond-led teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice, Conti set a staggering 43 school, conference, and NCAA records and was a consensus first team All-American in 1998. A native of Neptune, N.J., he was a two-time All-East and All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection and played in the prestigious Blue-Gray All-Star Game as a senior before earning a tryout with the New York Jets and New England Patriots and playing for two seasons in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons. He also was named the 1999 UD Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year and was co-winner of the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association (DSBA) Outstanding Athlete Award for 1998. As a senior in 1998, he caught 91 passes for an NCAA-record 1,712 yards and finished his career ranked among the NCAA all-time Top 10 for career receiving yards and all-purpose yards. He also was a record-breaking sprinter for the UD indoor and outdoor track & field team. He earned his degree in physical education studies from Delaware in 2002. He currently lives in Neptune, N.J. and works as a personal fitness and golf trainer.
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