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Marpet Inducted into Hobart Hall of Fame


Super Bowl Champion and 2015 Hobart College graduate Ali Marpet is back on campus this week to be inducted into the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame.

Matt Meckley talked with Marpet for Finger Lakes Daily News.


Marpet started every game he played during his seven-year professional career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers including the Bucs’ Super Bowl LV win over Kansas City in 2021. He provided time for Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady to complete 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns, while clearing the way for a rushing game that picked up 145 yards. The 61st overall pick in the 2015 draft made him the highest selection ever for a Division III player.

At Hobart, the four-time Liberty League Champion was named to four All-America teams following his senior season. The Statesmen went 41-5 during his career, earning four straight NCAA playoff bids, including quarterfinal appearances in 2012 and 2014.

The 2023 inductees includes football stars Tyre Coleman of Poughkeepsie (class of 2015), and Shawn Mizro of Fairport (class of 2007).

Lacrosse also saw three inductees as well in Harold Draffen of Hempstead (class of 1975), Kevin Martin of Clinton (class of 1981) and Scott Petosa of Chittenango (class of 1980).

Keith Longo of Montrose, Calif. (class of 2009) made it for hockey while Rob Pisanelli of Pittsford (class of 2000) made it for basketball.

Jeffrey Thon of Penfield (class of 1977) was inducted for both football and baseball.

National Champion Head Hockey Coach Mark Taylor of Geneva was also inducted.

The Class of 2023 will raise the roll of the Hobart Hall of Fame to 135 legendary Statesmen.

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