#74 Dave Fiore
Fiore was a four-year starter for the Pride from 1992 through 1995 and was a first team I-AA-now FCS-All-America selection as a senior by the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation. During his four-year career, during which time Hofstra made the transition to I-AA from Division III, Fiore started 41 of 42 games and helped lead the team to a regular season mark of 28-11-2. As a senior in 1995, Hofstra was 10-1 during the regular season and advanced to the NCAA I-AA Playoffs for the first time. Fiore anchored an offensive line that paved the way for the team to average more than 200 yards per game rushing in 1994 and 1995 with 1995's 261.7 yards per game average ranking as the third best in program history.
In addition to his All-America selections, Dave was also named to the All-ECAC team and received the Hempstead Mayor's Trophy. Following graduation with a degree in biology, Fiore signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an eight-year career in the National Football League, including six seasons with the 49ers and two with the Washington Redskins. While a member of the San Francisco 49ers, he received the NFL Unsung Hero Award in 2001.