William Penn University issued the following announcement on Oct. 17
This Saturday, during halftime of the William Penn football game against Graceland, four new members will be inducted into the William Penn University Athletics Hall of Fame.
David Cozart was an elusive and punishing halfback on the William Penn football teams of 1966 through 1968. He earned many honors, including being the Booster Club's MVP. Cozart was also an all-conference, NAIA all-district, and NAIA Honorable-Mention All-American.
A life-long educator, Cozart worked in several New York and Florida school districts in various positions. He helped establish what is now known as the Annual Dr. David C. Cozart Memorial Tournament in Florida, while the David C. Cozart Sr. Scholarship Foundation has also been named in his honor.
Marty Hanna was a dedicated student-athlete who never allowed anyone to outwork him on the field or in the classroom. Earning a varsity position in his sophomore year, Hanna went on to play in 31 consecutive games without missing a down. During his three years as the starting left defensive end, the William Penn football team went 26-5. In 1972, Hanna was part of "the greatest ever defense at Penn" as the Statesmen won the Iowa Conference title and went on to upend Emporia State in the Boot Hill Bowl. He was the unofficial weight-training coach as well.
Hanna's college career is highlighted statistically with 176 tackles, 25 sacks, five blocked passes, and one blocked punt. He also recovered four fumbles – one for one of his two defensive touchdowns. He was named game MVP twice, was a tri-captain as a senior, and received NAIA honorable-mention District 15 for his 1973 season. Following graduation, Hanna played semi-pro football in New York and Philadelphia for four years. In 1980, he signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots as an outside linebacker and long snapper.
When his football playing days ended, Hanna conveyed his leadership skills into a successful career in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment sales industry. Rebuffing retirement, he currently recruits for sales positions in the pharmaceutical industry.
David Scott's accomplishments on the gridiron include being named first-team all-Iowa Conference as a defensive tackle in both 1971 and 1972. He was also one of the defensive anchors that helped the Statesmen dominate Emporia State University in the 1972 Boot Hill Bowl.
Scott, who has been an ordained minister for more than 45 years, has been in education for decades. He also serves as an advisor to the Dean of Students at Harvest Christian College in Texas.
Andy Stokes played football for William Penn for three years in the mid 2000s, establishing himself as one of the leading tight ends in the NAIA. He earned all-conference honors all three years and was chosen as a 2004 NAIA Honorable-Mention All-American. During his outstanding college career, he amassed 1,578 receiving yards from 104 receptions, while scoring 10 receiving touchdowns.
In 2004, Andy was also named to Football Gazette's all-region team. His strong play and tremendous upside netted him a chance to play professionally as he was selected by the New England Patriots in the 2005 NFL Draft.
Since his playing days, Stokes has enjoyed a successful high school teaching and coaching career. He now coaches football at Timpview High School in Utah. He and his wife also own a non-profit dance studio and have raised over $700,000 for families in need.
William Penn will honor Cozart, Hanna, Scott, and Stokes at the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Reception held during homecoming week. They will receive their awards Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Penn Activity Center and will then officially be inducted during halftime of WPU's game vs. Graceland (2:30 p.m. kickoff).
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Source: William Penn University