Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Emerson Boozer

Emerson Boozer

Details

  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Maryland Eastern Shore
  • High School: Laney HS (Augusta GA)
  • Years: 1962-1965
  • Inducted: 2010
  • Place of Birth: Augusta, GA
  • Date of Birth: Jul 04, 1943
  • Jersey Number: 44
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 195

Member Biography

A four-year letterman and storied halfback under legendary coach Vernon "Skip" McKain at Maryland Eastern Shore (formerly Maryland State College), Emerson Boozer ran over opposing defenses to secure a spot in the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Class. A two-time First Team All-America by the Pittsburgh Courier, Boozer amassed 2,537 yards and 22 touchdowns during his career. He averaged a remarkable 6.78 yards per carry and was named a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All- Conference pick in 1964 and '65. He was also inducted into the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1982. The New York Jets selected Boozer in the sixth round of the draft, and he played with the franchise for 10 seasons. He was named the 1966 Pittsburgh Courier AFL Rookie of the Year and was twice named a Pro Bowl selection. He also helped the Jets defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.