Profiles

Howard Dopson

Howard was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. His citation is copied below:

Howard Dopson, better known to his classmates as “Dobby,” was one of the most versatile athletes ever to perform for the Maroon and Black. Dopson was a first-string starter in football, basketball, and baseball during his four years at Washington College.

In football he was an offensive and defensive halfback, as well as an outstanding kicker.

In basketball, he directed the offense from the guard position and was known for his left-handed semi-hook shot. His exceptional speed usually enabled him to successfully guard the opponent’s chief offensive threat. The Baltimore Sun Newspaper selected him to the All-State team twice. During his undergraduate career, the basketball team compiled a combined 61 win, 14 loss record. The 1928-1929 team won seventeen of an eighteen-game schedule.

In baseball, he played both first base and the outfield. He was elected captain of the baseball team his senior year.

Aside from his athletic accomplishments, he was very active in other phases of college life. He was a four-year member of the Adelphia Club, serving as President his senior year. He also was a member of the Alpha Kappa Fraternity, and again was President in his senior year. He was selected Sergeant-at-Arms and Vice-President of the honorary Blue Key Fraternity, the forerunner to the present ODK honor society on campus. Additionally, he served as President of the Athletic Association for one year.

Washington College is proud and honored to induct Howard L. Dopson into its Athletic Hall of Fame on the 2nd day of October, 1999.