Jay Bloedorn ’91, Football – Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame

Jay Bloedorn '91, Football

A two-time first-team All-Ivy League selection at offensive tackle, in 1990, Bloedorn anchored what was widely considered the best offensive line in the league and contributed mightily to the Hall of Fame careers of running backs John McNiff and Scott Oliaro. 

He earned the Coaches Award as a senior as the most valuable player on the 1990 Ivy League championship team. In his two varsity seasons for the Big Red, the 6-7, 300-pound Bloedorn blocked for an offense that averaged 197.9 rushing yards per game and scored 41 touchdowns on the ground in the 20 games he started. 

He was chosen to participate in the Second Annual Epson/Ivy Bowl at Yokohama Stadium in Japan, an all-star game between top Ivy seniors and a Japanese team composed of several colleges and universities.

ITHACA, N.Y. — Nine new members, including a pair of All-Americans, have been selected for induction into the Cornell University Athletics Hall of Fame. 

The All-Americans who will be inducted are Gil Halsted 1914, men’s basketball; and Mack Lewnes ’11, wrestling.

Also selected to be enshrined in October are Jay Bloedorn ’91, football; Jay Carter ’71, Special Category; Christis Chrysostomou ’85, men’s track and field; Elizabeth Dalrymple ’11, softball; Catie DeStio ’11, field hockey; Melanie Jue ’10, field hockey and ice hockey; and Cameron Washington ’07, women’s track and field.

The Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame was initiated in 1978. It became a reality through the thoughtfulness and generosity of the late Ellis H. Robison, Class of 1918, whose devotion, advice and financial support to his alma mater started immediately upon graduation from the university.

    • Jay Bloedorn ’91, Football
    • Jay Carter ’71, Special Category
    • Christis Chrysostomou ’85, Men’s Track & Field
    • Elizabeth Dalrymple ’11, Softball
    • Catie DeStio ’11, Field Hockey
    • Gil Halsted 1914, Men’s Basketball
    • Melanie Jue ’10, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey
    • Mack Lewnes ’11, Wrestling
    • Cameron Washington ’07, Track & Field

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