One of the greatest quarterbacks in Colorado history will headline the 2018 class of the CU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Kordell Stewart, who quarterbacked the Buffs from 1991 to 1994 before an 11-year NFL career, is one of 11 Buffs who will be inducted into the schools hall of fame in November.

The 14th class of the CU Hall of Fame also includes football players Pete Brock (1972-75), Daniel Graham (1998-2001) and Steve Sidwell, who was also an assistant coach during his decade (1963-73) with the Buffs. Football player and administrator Ron Scott is part of the class, well.

Three-sport star Hatfield Chilson, who played football, baseball and basketball for the Buffs from 1923-26, will also be inducted. He was the creator of the "jump pass" during his time at CU.

The 2018 class will also include men's basketball players Charlie Gardner (1963-66) and Chuck Williams (1965-68), baseball player Jay Howell (1974-76), 1980s track star Donna Waller (Queen) and Lucie Zikova (2005-08), who will be the first women's skier in the Hall.

Howell is the only former CU baseball player that went on to win a World Series ring, with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988.

Stewart, who was a three-year starter, was a second-team all-American in 1994 and led the Buffs to an 11-1 record and No. 3 final national ranking. He threw the 64-yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook on the final play of the game to win at Michigan, 27-26, on Sept. 24, 1994.


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Following his career at CU, Stewart played with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens from 1995-2005. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2001 and finished his NFL career with 14,746 passing yards, 2,874 rushing yards and 658 receiving yards.

Details of the induction ceremony have not been finalized, but Hall of Fame weekend will take place Nov. 8-10, wrapping up with the Buffs vs. Washington State football game at Folsom Field on Nov. 10.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33