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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-14.  House concurrent resolution congratulating David Ball of Orange on his extraordinary college football career.

(H.C.R.7)

Offered by:  Representatives Otterman of Topsham, Davis of Washington and Winters of Williamstown

Offered by:  Senators Coppenrath and Kitchel

Whereas, David Ball of Orange has demonstrated a special acumen for playing college football, and

Whereas, after graduating from Spaulding High School, he headed east to join the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Wildcats’ football team, and

Whereas, David Ball’s first national recognition occurred relatively early in his collegiate career when he was named to the 2004 Associated Press 1-AA second team and as a Walter Camp All-American, and

Whereas, his 87 successful receptions in 2005 set a UNH record, and they were a significant contributor to his earning a coveted place on the 2005 Associated Press 1‑AA All-American first team and another Walter Camp All‑American designation, and

Whereas, in 2006, as a senior, David Ball broke his own UNH mark when he caught the ball 93 times, garnered 1,114 yards, topped the Atlantic 10 Football Conference with 13 touchdown receptions, and once again earned both of the post-season honor he had earned in 2005, and

Whereas, among the highlights of David Ball’s UNH football legacy are his second place national all-time rankings for earning a career total of 4,655 receiving yards and garnering at least 100 receiving yards in 23 games, and

Whereas, his scoring at least one touchdown in 28 games ranks similarly among Division I-AA players, and

Whereas, none of David Ball’s many achievements as a UNH football Wildcat compare to his setting a new NCAA 1-AA career record of 58 touchdown receptions, surpassing the 50 that NFL great Jerry Rice completed when he played for Mississippi State, and

Whereas, in recognition of his superb 2006 season, and as a capstone to his UNH career, David Ball was named the 2006 recipient of the Harry Agganis/Harold Zinman Award that is presented annually to the “most outstanding New England college football senior,” now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates David Ball of Orange on his extraordinary college football career and his receipt of the 2006 Harry Agganis/Harold Zinman Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to David Ball in Orange.

 



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