The 10 Buffaloes inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday. This is the 13th class in the hall of fame's history:
Years at CU: 1976-79
Notable: First-team All-American by The Sporting News and first-team All-Big Eight in 1979. ... CU's left tackle for much of his career, he won the John Mack Award (most outstanding offensive lineman), as voted on by teammates in 1980. ... First round draft pick (12th overall) of the New Orleans Saints in 1980. ... Played 16 seasons in the NFL (Saints from 1980-92, San Diego Chargers from 1993-95).
Years at CU: 1989-92
Notable: Second-team All-American and in 1992 and first-team All-Big Eight in 1991 and 1992. ... Left CU as the school's fourth all-time leading tackler (currently ranks seventh). ... Recorded 14 sacks in his final two seasons. ... Second-round pick (44th overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993. During his 15-year NFL career, he played with the Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Years at CU: 1957-59
Notable: CU's first All-American in skiing, earning those honors in alpine and Nordic in 1957, 1958 and 1959. ... CU's first three-time All-American in any sport. ... Part of the 1959 national championship skiing team, the first CU team in any sport to win an NCAA title. ... Skied in the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. ... Passed away on June 4, 2016, at the age of 79 at his home in McCall, Idaho.
Years at CU: 1991-94
Notable: Two-time first-team All-Mideast Region. ... Two-time first-team All-Big Eight selection (1993, 1994). ... Led the Buffs to the Big Eight tournament championship in 1992 and 1993, and the outright Big Eight title in 1993. Those are still the only conference titles in the Buffs' volleyball history. ... Only player in CU history to play and start for the U.S. National team during a world championship (1988 worlds in Japan).
Years at CU: 1946-76
Notable: CU's volunteer golf coach for 29 years (1948-76). ... His first year as coach was his final year as a CU player. ... He earned three letters in golf as a player. ... Tied for fourth in the first Big Seven Conference tournament the Buffs ever played in, in 1948. ... Led CU to three conference titles as a coach, including in 1968 - CU's last conference title in men's golf. ... Passed away on Feb. 8, 2003, at the age of 78.
Years at CU: 1970-76
Notable: Graduated from CU in 1970 and was named assistant to athletic director Eddie Crowder and worked in the athletic department until 1976. ... After leaving CU, he worked in administration in the Big Eight Conference and Metro Conference and was executive director of the Orange Bowl. ... Later served as commissioner of the Southwest Conference, Big 12 Conference and Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. ... Currently in his 13th year as the president and chief executive officer of the National Football Foundation.
Years at CU: 1976-79
Notable: First-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Eight in 1979. ... Member of CU's all-century team in 1989. ... His 256 career tackles were the second-most ever by a CU defensive back at the time of his graduation. ... First-round pick (eighth overall) of the New York Giants in 1980. ... Played 10 NFL seasons with the Giants and Denver Broncos and was named All-Pro four times. Also played in three Super Bowls with the Broncos.
Sport: Men's basketball
Years at CU: 1981-84
Notable: Twice earned Associated Press All-American honorable mention (1982-83, 1983-84). ... First-team All-Big Eight in his final two seasons. ... Left CU as the school's all-time leader in assists and steals and fourth in scoring. ... Drafted in the first round (13th overall) by the Phoenix Suns in 1984. ... Played 11 NBA seasons with the Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics.
Sport: Women's basketball
Years at CU: 1990-94
Notable: Big Eight Conference player of the year in 1993-94, with a school-record 19.2 points per game. ... Helped to lead CU to the NCAA Tournament three times and to back-to-back Big Eight championships in 1993 and 1994. ... Finished her career third on CU's all-time scoring list (currently ninth). ... Selected in the ninth round of the ABL draft by the San Jose Lasers. Also played professionally in Sweden.
Sport: Cross country/track
Years at CU: 1999-2003
Notable: Won the 2002 NCAA cross country national championship. ... Eight-time All-American. ... Three runner-up finishes in 10 NCAA championship races (2001 cross country championships, 2002 indoor and outdoor 5,000-meter races). ... Third at the 2000 NCAA cross country championships as a sophomore. ... After CU, ran professionally. ... Made finals in the 5K at 2003 World Outdoor Championships after finishing third at U.S. championships.