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Alcindor Rosier II '87

Like fellow 2023 inductee Matt Russell, Al Rosier was a two-sport standout at Fairfield Prep. Rosier made his mark on the football field and on the track.

He was a sprinter, long jumper and triple jumper for the Jesuits in the spring, but in the fall, Rosier did his work on the gridiron. A punishing runner, he led Prep in both touchdowns and total yardage his senior year and was a first-team all-conference performer in the first year of the ACC in 1986.

Rosier was named to the New York Daily News All-State team in both football and track in 1987. He also received the Father Eugene Brissette, S.J. Student Athlete Award, and was lauded by his senior classmates with a “Senior Superlative”, indicative of its best individual athlete. 

Rosier continued his success at Dartmouth, where he played running back from 1989-91 and finished with 17 touchdowns. He was the leading kickoff returner as a junior with 23 returns for a 20.6 average and was an honorable mention all-conference performer. In 1991 he set the school’s single-game rushing record with 229 yards (on 25 carries) with four touchdowns against Brown. He ranked No. 1 in the nation in Division I-AA rushing yardage with 143.20 per game.

He was voted team MVP, unanimous first team all-Ivy, won the Bushnell Cup as Ivy League MVP by unanimous vote and was selected as Division I-AA All-American by the Associated Press.

When he graduated, Rosier held Dartmouth’s single season rushing records with 1,432 yards on 258 carries and was the all-time leading rusher with 2,252 yards and was the first player in school history to surpass 2,000 yards.