James L. Buonopane
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football
1956
1983

Biography

Buonopane was a three-year starting guard for the Crusaders, serving as captain during his senior year. He earned All East, Catholic College All American, and All American Honorable Mention honors while at Holy Cross.  Two of the biggest games of his career were a 16 tackle effort against Dartmouth in 1955 when HC won 29-21, and leading the Crusaders to a 15-14 win over Colgate in 1955 on the strength of his late game safety. He was selected to play in the East-West game after his senior year.