News and Events
Press Releases

Hudson Valley Community College to Welcome Super Bowl Champion Darnell Stapleton to Campus
2005 Hudson Valley Graduate is Starting Right Guard for the Super Bowl XLIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8071 or (518) 378-3835 cell
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Super Bowl Champion and Hudson Valley alumnus Darnell Stapleton will return to the Troy campus on March 19, 2009 for a series of events in honor of Darnell Stapleton Day. Hudson Valley will welcome Stapleton back to campus to celebrate his recent Super Bowl victory as well as his academic and athletic successes.

Stapleton started at center and tackle for two seasons at Hudson Valley Community College, which captured the conference and Region III Championship in 2004. He was selected to First Team All-Northeast Football Conference and named preseason NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American. Stapleton finished his career as the only player in Hudson Valley history to start 21 consecutive games. Darnell is the starting guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was the starting center on the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights Football team. He signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on NFL Draft Day 2007.

For biographical information on Stapleton visit
For information on Darnell Stapleton Day at Hudson Valley visit

Schedule of Events:

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Welcome Darnell Stapleton to Hudson Valley Community College
Press Conference with Darnell Stapleton
Presentation from Rensselaer County and Gift from Hudson Valley Community College
Members of the media and the community are invited to attend.
McDonough Sports Complex Lobby
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Autograph Signing
The campus community and the public are invited to meet Darnell and get his autograph.
Siek Campus Center – first floor

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Community Event – Meet Darnell Stapleton and Autograph Signing
Darnell will talk about his road to success, Hudson Valley Community College and his Super Bowl XLIII experience.
Have a question for the Super Bowl champ? Darnell will answer questions from the audience followed by an autograph signing.
Siek Campus Center – Second Floor
The campus community, public and media are invited.