Thursday, February 04, 2010
One of Valpo’s most prolific quarterbacks ever, David Macchi owns nearly all of the Crusader passing records, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Valpo’s career passing leader with 7,089 yards in just two seasons, Macchi led the Crusaders to the 2003 Pioneer Football League championship. An Honorable Mention All-PFL pick that same season, he threw 59 career touchdown passes for the Brown and Gold and was named a Division I-AA All-American in 2003.
Macchi holds the school’s single season passing marks as well, completing 238 passes for 3,763 yards in 2003. He also connected on 38 touchdowns that same season.
Macchi went on to play professionally in the National Football League Italy where he led the Bergamo Lions to the 2005 Eurobowl. Macchi is now a fitness manager for Club One.
The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Harre Union. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of both the men’s and women’s basketball games on the same day.
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