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2012 Hall of Fame: Daniel Hart and Nick Williams

November 3, 2012

From Del Oro High School- Daniel Hart:

Dan played in the rivalry his junior and senior years. As captain of the 2005 squad, Hart led his team to a 7-0 victory over Rocklin during the regular season. This gave Del Oro the SFL championship and capped off an undefeated regular season. He would finish that year leading Del Oro in a come from behind victory over the Thunder in the section final game. The win gave Del Oro a perfect 13-0 record and its sixth section title. In the title game, Hart rushed for over 200 yards and intercepted Rocklin’s final pass attempt in the end zone. Hart went on to play football for UC Davis, where he just graduated last year. Daniel also has two brothers Andrew who played football and graduated in 2005 and Ben who is currently a sophomore on the JV team.

From Rocklin High School- Nick Williams:

Nick Williams played in the battle of the shield in 2009 and 2010. Nick never lost to Del Oro as a varsity player. He played on the 2009 team that clinched the SFL title by winning the battle of the shield and eventually beating Del Oro again in the 2009 Div 2 Section Championship. Nick is remembered as an incredible worker and one who brought positive energy to the Rocklin High Football program. His courage and ability to make big plays inspired his teammates throughout his career at Rocklin High. He delivered once again in dramatic fashion during the 2010 rivalry game catching 4 balls for 155 yards. His big play ability set up a convincing Rocklin win. Nick currently is showcasing his Talents at WR for the successful Humboltd State Football Program.

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