Dan Rains
Dan Rains

Position:
Football

Inducted:
1997


Dan Rains

  • Change in playing positions earned him All-American honors and led to a professional football career.
  • Originally came to UC as a fullback, having blocked for eventual Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett while in high school.
  • After two seasons at UC on offense, was switched to defensive end.
  • Hard-nosed, aggressive play helped him rank among the team's tackling leaders in each of his final two seasons.
  • Recorded 12 sacks as a junior.
  • An anchor of the UC defense that allowed the second-fewest rushing yards of any Bearcat team in a season (79.0 per game) his senior year.
  • Team co-captain and honorable mention All-American as a senior.
  • Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears and eventually played with the Bears in the Super Bowl.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 1997.