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Glenn Dennison

Football ∙ Beaver Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the great athletes who have played sports from Beaver County throughout this century, precious few have had the opportunity to play on a national collegiate champion, but Glenn Dennison of Beaver Falls is one of the fortunate. Glenn was the starting tight end for the Miami Hurricanes, who upset No 1 Nebraska, 31-30, on January 1, 1984, giving the Canes their first national championship. Before his college days, Glenn excelled under Larry Bruno at Beaver Falls High School, helping the Tigers to the playoffs and earning a full scholarship to the University of Miami. He started as a sophomore and caught 29 passes to rank third on the team, with eight catches against Virginia Tech. Despite missing 2 games to an injury the next year, he still caught 25 passes for 231 years and two touchdowns. Glenn capped his collegiate career with an excellent senior year: the top receiver for Bernie Kosar, he caught 54 passes (a single-season school record) for 594 yards and three touchdowns and culminated the season by catching two touchdown passes in the Orange Bowl victory over Nebraska. Glenn was named second team All American by the Associated Press and honorable mention All American by UPI and was also voted the Hurricanes' Most Valuable Player and was selected to play in the Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. Drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 1984 NFL draft, Glenn played there for three years under fellow Beaver Falls native Joe Walton, then split the 1987 season between the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins before returning to the Jets in 1988 to finish his NFL career. Glenn also played with Amsterdam of the International League in 1989 and 1990.