Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Diana part of Elm City Legend class

Former Yale running back Rich Diana, who graduated in 1982 as Yale's second all-time leading rusher, is one of five inductees into the Elm City Legends Class of 2010.

Diana's 1,442 rushing yards in 1981 was a school record until Mike McLeod broke the mark in 2007. Diana's 222 yards against Princeton stood as a school record until Robert Carr ran for 235 yards against Cornell in 2002.

Diana, who also was the leadoff hitter of Yale's baseball team which played in the 1981 NCAA tournament and played for the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

Here is Darling's bio from the release put out by the organization.

Dr. Richard Diana
Former NFL player, Miami Dolphins; two-sport All-American at Yale University
Dr. Richard Diana was a two-sport standout in baseball and football at Yale University, where he graduated from cum laude with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. Diana went on to play professionally for the Miami Dolphins and is the only Orthopedic Surgeon to have ever played in the Super Bowl. An All-American on the gridiron at Yale, he was also named First-Team Academic All-American. On the diamond, he was an honorable mention All-American. Diana, who has been with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists since 1993, was also an Orthopaedic consultant with the Boston Red Sox from 1992-97.

Tickets for the 2010 Elm City Legends, which will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, are now on sale at for $95 each or $180 per pair. Reserved tables of 10 are $900, and sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, call 860-815-9355.

Branford field hockey coach Cathy McGuirk, North Haven baseball coach Bob DeMayo, New Haven director of athletics Debbie Chin and Scott Burrell, a 10-year NBA veteran who was a former basketball star at UConn and a three-sport athlete at Hamden High, will also be a part of the third class being honored as Elm City Legends.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume you meant Diana rather than Darling, but Darling was good too.

12:55 PM 

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