Shoreline program manager inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame

Monday, October 31, 2016

Washington touchdown against Oklahoma
in 1986 Orange Bowl
Dan Eernissee #51

Dan Eernissee, City of Shoreline Economic Development Program Manager, was recently inducted into the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame.

From left: Barry Switzer, Danny Bradley QB, Dan Eernissee, Coach Don James

A football player in college, Dan was co-captain of the Husky football team, playing under the legendary Dawgfather Don James.

1984 team captains Tim Meamber, Danny Greene, Jim Rodgers,
and Dan Eernissee with Coach Don James

At a ceremony held October 23, 2016 in a sold-out event at the Alaska Airlines Area, Dan's entire team was inducted into the Hall of Fame for their win over Oklahoma in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

Dan Eernissee, left, speaking on behalf of the team
at the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Dan was chosen to speak on behalf of the team at the Hall of Fame event.

From the Hall of Fame listing for the 1984 football team.

‣ Finished 1984 season with a record of 11-1, 6-1 in the Pac-10.
‣ Won the 1985 Orange Bowl with a 28-17 win over No. 2-ranked Oklahoma; first team from the West Coast, or from the Pac-10, to play in the Orange Bowl game
‣ Ranked No. 2 in the final AP and UPI polls, but also named national champions by Football News, Berryman and the National Championship Foundation (which named multiple champions)
‣ Head coach: Don James
‣ Captains: Dan Eernissee, Danny Greene, Tim Meamber, Jimmy Rodgers
All-American Selections
‣ DT Ron Holmes (1st-team); ILB Tim Meamber (2nd-team); OLB Fred Small and PK Jeff Jaeger (honorable mention)
All-Pac-10 Selections
‣ Holmes, Meamber and Small were all first-team All-Pac-10 selections; Holmes won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10’s defensive lineman of the year; C Dan Eernissee, OT Dennis Maher and QB Hugh Millen were first-team Academic All-Pac-10


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