The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names on the 2014 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 26 coaches from the divisional ranks. Included in the Division III Player division is Gerry Quinlivan, class of '85 for UB. Gerry, if you receive this, please contact the site so we can feature you and your career.
Below is the bio for Gerry for the award. You can find all the nominees here College HOF Ballots
Gerry Quinlivan, Buffalo-Linebacker-Named First Team All-America in 1984…Two-time First Team ECAC Upstate New York selection and team captain (1983-84)…Four-year starter and letterman…Two-time Most Outstanding Linebacker (1983-84).
I was able to dig through the history books and I found these highlights for Gerry.
Tied for third place in UB History (1977 - Present) with 6 fumble recoveries. (Dave May and Kevin Deakin tied with 7)
Number six all time in Turnovers Captured (fumbles recovered + interceptions) at 14 (Steve Nappo leads with 23)
In 1983 Gerry lead with team with total tackles at 79. (40 solo and 39 assisted)
In 1984 Gerry was honored with LB Kodak Small College 1st Team, AP Small College 1st Team, College Div. III Academic 1st Team, Pizza Hut Div. III Honorable Mention Here is a great article on this history of UB and football and sheds light on the program and the people during this time. UB Football 101
Gerry was inducted into the UB Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. Inducted as Gerald J. Quinlivan, a 1985 graduate and football standout who was UB's first recipient of the first-team college division Academic All-American distinction.
Congratulation on the wonderful honor Mr. Quinlivan. Gerry, or if anyone knows Gerry, please contact the site so we can feature you and your career. More than 12,000 National Football Foundation members will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the class. The group will be announced in May, and the new inductees will be announced in May.