On the Honor Roll

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013

John Offerdahl (BS '90, Biomedical Sciences) has become the 26th member of the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. The former Linebacker  was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1986.

Offerdahl played football at Western Michigan University from 1982-85. As a Bronco, He wore #49, and is considered one of the greatest WMU players with 694 tackles, 17 forced fumbles, four sacks, and six interceptions.

Offerdahl won't be inducted until Oct. 31 during halftime of the Dolphins v. Bengals team. According to ESPN:

He started 86 games during an eight-year career and became the first Dolphins linebacker to be selected a starter in the Pro Bowl. He was chosen for five consecutive Pro Bowls beginning in 1986, his rookie season, and was selected to start four times.

Offerdahl was also among seven athletes inducted in the MAC Hall of Fame Class, 2013. Currently, he is the owner of a successful chain of cafe/ grills in Florida.

To read more, please follow the links below:


ESPN — Offerdahl Chosen for Dolphin's Honor Roll

MAC Sports — MAC Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class

Website — Offerdahl's Cafe Grill

Photo courtesy of WMU Athletics