Darryl Dewan

Darryl DewanDarryl Dewan
(Football, 1969)

In 1968 Darryl Dewan, along with teammate Roberto Orellano, formed the most dynamic rushing and scoring duo in Danbury High School history. The duo combined for 2534 yards and 32 touchdowns which was largely responsible for Danbury's first trip to the FCIAC Championship game. For a career Darryl rushed for 1351 yards and 21 touchdowns and he passed for 871 career yards but it was the 1968 season that stood out as one of the greatest single seasons any DHS player has ever had. He rushed for 1143 yards, passed for 772, scored 19 touchdowns and 18 PAT kicks for 132 total points which was a Danbury record until 1990. For his efforts Darryl was named All-FCIAC, News-Times All Area and both the Hartford Courant and New Haven Register All State teams and he was named All-American by the Sunkist Growers Association. Darryl's ability as a school/team leader was reflected in his being named captain of the DHS football team for the 1968 season, being inducted into the National Honor Society and being named National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete for the Fairfield County Chapter. After graduation Darryl attended the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship and played for the legendary Ara Parseghian. Darryl earned varsity letters in 1970, 1971 and 1972 for the Fighting Irish. He graduated in 1973 with a degree in economics.