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Jim Dombrowski

Offensive Tackle

James Matthew Dombrowski

Inducted 2008

Date of Birth



Williamsville, NY


University of Virginia (1982-1985)


A consummate leader on and off the football field, Jim Dombrowski won numerous accolades as one of the finest student-athletes in the history of the University of Virginia. The recipient of the NCAA Today's Top Six Award for his combined athletic ability, academic achievement, leadership characteristics and campus involvement, Dombrowski was a unanimous All-America pick in 1984 and was a three-time first-team All-ACC selection. He also received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in back-to-back years (1984-85) as the ACC's best offensive lineman. Equally impressive in the classroom, he earned first-team Academic All-Conference honors in 1985.The New Orleans Saints chose Dombrowski sixth overall in the 1986 NFL Draft. He spent 11 seasons with the Saints and was named to the franchise's 30th and 35th Anniversary Teams. He also received his Master's of Education in 1991. A former Toyota Leadership Award winner for his contributions to the Virginia football program, Dombrowski's jersey has been retired by the university.


Height 6'5

Weight 290

Career Highlights

  • 1985 All-Conference
  • 1985 Unanimous All-America
  • 1984 All-Conference
  • 1983 All-Conference
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