<span> <span style="">NEW YORK</span> -- Jim Dombrowski, who helped lead the resurgence of Virginia football under coach George Welsh, is among the 15 former players and coaches elected today to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Dombrowski anchored Virginia's offensive line for four consecutive seasons and earned unanimous All-America honors in 1985 as a senior. He was a two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the Atlantic Coast Conference's top blocker and led the rebuilding Cavaliers to three consecutive winning seasons.
Virginia retired the No. 73 worn by the native of Williamsville, N.Y.
The sixth overall selection in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft, Dombrowski played 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, appearing in a club-record 147 consecutive games before retiring following the 1996 season.