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Emerson Boozer

Running Back

Emerson Y. Boozer, Jr.

Inducted 2010

Date of Birth



Augusta, GA


University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1962-1965)


A four-year letterman and halfback under Hall of Fame coach Vernon "Skip" McCain at Maryland Eastern Shore (formerly Maryland State College), Emerson Boozer ran over opposing defenses to secure a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame. A two-time first- team Black College All-America, Boozer amassed 2,537 yards and 22 touchdowns during his career. He averaged a remarkable 6.78 yards per carry and was named a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association All- Conference pick in 1964 and 1965. He was also inducted into the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1982. The New York Jets selected Boozer in the sixth round of the draft, and he played with the franchise for ten seasons. He was named the 1966 Pittsburgh Courier AFL Rookie of the Year and was twice named a Pro Bowl selection. He also helped the Jets defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.


Height 5'11

Weight 195

Career Highlights

  • 1965 All-Conference
  • 1965 First Team All-America (HBCU)
  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 First Team All-America (HBCU)
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