Rich Favreau
Soccer, Basketball, Track
Inducted in 2010
Richard Favreau graduated from Suffield High School in 1967. Rich earned varsity letters while participating in soccer, basketball and track. Favreau co-captained the soccer team in 1965. He was selected to the All NCCC soccer teams in 1965 and 1966.
On the basketball court, he became the second player in school history to score over 1,000 career points, and he is currently still ranked 7th all time at SHS with 1149.


Track and field was his spring sport. Rich was elected a co-captain in 1967 and he was chosen as an All NCCC standout. In the 1967 conference championships, Rich won the 100-yard dash, the long jump and the triple jump, setting a conference record. Rich finished his senior track season with school records in both jumping events.

Rich entered the University of Connecticut in 1967. It was at UConn where Favreau really blossomed in soccer, his college sport of choice. He received the Squires Award in 1970 as the team’s most valuable player and was selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association for All New England honors. Rich participated in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer All Star Game where he was team captain.
Favreau was chosen for the All Yankee Conference Team in 1970. In 1971, Rich was named one of UConn’s Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award recipients as well as one of America‘s Outstanding Athletes.