Cormier, Delhomme join Manning brothers in 2021 LA High School Sports HOF class

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 16:26:02-05

Acadiana natives Daniel Cormier and Jake Delhomme are two local representatives in the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame class of 2021.

Cormier, a now retired UFC star, won three state wrestling championships for Northside High School. He wrestled professionally, winning six US National Championships before shifting his focus to mixed martial arts, and eventually the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In 2015 he won the UFC Light Heavyweight title, and then the UFC Heavyweight belt in 2018. He retired in 2020 with a 22-3-0 career record.

Delhomme, who is originally from Breaux Bridge, played football for Teurlings High School. He's among the University of Louisiana's (then USL) all-time passing leaders. In 1997 he was an undrafted free agent signing with the New Orleans Saints. He was apart of the Saints and played in the NFL Europe League where we won a World Championship. In 2003 he joined the Carolina Panthers, leading them to the Super Bowl. There he threw for 323 yards and three scores in a loss to the Patriots

The class also includes Eli and Peyton Manning, Elvin Heyes, Bert Jones, Willis Reed, Ed Reed, Marcus Spears and Ashley Tappin.

The induction ceremony will be April 20.
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