The 11 Buffaloes inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday. This is the 14th class in the hall of fame's history:
Years at CU: 1972-75
Notable: First-team All-American in 1975 by the Sporting News. ... Selected to CU's All-Century team in 1989. ... Played in the 1976 Hula Bowl with the Buffs. ... First-round pick (12th overall) of the New England Patriots in 1976. He played 12 seasons in the NFL and started at center in Super Bowl XX. ... Brother, Stan, was inducted into the CU Hall of Fame in 2017.
Sports: Football, basketball, baseball
Years at CU: 1923-26
Notable: Earned 11 varsity letters and was a three-sport captain as one of the first true athletic superstars at CU. ... Earned national recognition as one of the first "jump passers" in football. ... Helped CU to a 7-0-1 regular season record in 1924 and the Buffs went 23-4-1 during his years. ... Played guard in basketball and shortstop in baseball. ... Named to CU's All-Century team in 1989. ... In 1960, he was nominated as the U.S. District Judge for the state of Colorado by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Sport: Men's basketball
Years at CU: 1963-66
Notable: Two-time first-team All-Big Eight Conference at center. ... In 1965-66, he averaged 20.2 points per game, which still ranks as the 10th-best single-season average in program history. That year, he led the Big Eight in scoring during conference games, while finishing second in rebounding (9.8) and field goal percentage (52.4). ... Played one year professional, for the Denver Rockets, in 1967-68.
Years at CU: 1998-2001
Notable: Just the sixth unanimous first-team All-American in CU history in 2001, while also earning All-Big 12 honors. ... Won the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's best tight end. ... As a senior, he caught 51 passes for 753 yards and six touchdowns; was second nationally in receptions for a tight end, but first in yards and touchdowns. ... First-round draft pick of the New England Patriots (21st overall) in 2002. ... Won Super Bowl titles with the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. ... During 11-year NFL career, also played with the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints.
Years at CU: 1974-76
Notable: Two-time first-team All-Big Eight, and an honorable mention All-American as a junior. ... Had a career record of 18-8 with a 2.98 ERA. ... Won three letters as a pitcher for the Buffs. ... Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds coming out Fairview High School in 1973, but went to CU instead. The Reds drafted him again in 1976 (31st round) and he turned pro. ... Played 15 major league seasons with seven different teams. ... A three-time All-Star, he's the only former Buff with a World Series ring, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to the title in 1988.
Sport: Football & administration
Years at CU: 1965-67, 1982-2001, 2010-18
Notable: As payer in the 1960s, he was a three-year starter at middle guard on teams that went 22-7-2. ... Team captain as a senior in 1967. ... Named assistant athletic director in 1988 and coordinated fund raising for the Dal Ward Center. ... Recently finished his ninth and final year as a director of development for the Buff Club.
Sport: Football player and coach
Years at CU: 1963-73
Notable: First-team all-Big Eight as a linebacker as a senior in 1965. ... Academic All-American and All-Big Eight, becoming just the second Buff to earn the athletic and academic double honor. ... Named co-MVP of the team as a senior. ... Honorable mention for CU's All-Century team. ... Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at CU and then as full-time linebackers coach in 1968. ... Was defensive coordinator for four different NFL teams.
Years at CU: 1991-94
Notable: Second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Eight in 1994. ... Big Eight Conference all-time leader in total offense (7,770 yards). ... Still ranks top four in CU history in total offense and passing yards. ... Had the best record as a starting quarterback (27-5-1, .833) in CU history. ... MVP of the 1995 Fiesta Bowl. ... Second round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995. ... Played 11 seasons in the NFL, including eight with the Steelers. Also played for the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens.
Sport: Track & field
Years at CU: 1984-87
Notable: Two-time all-American (indoor 55-meter hurdles and outdoor 100-meter hurdles). ... Qualified for the NCAA championships four times. ... Two-time Big Eight Conference champion. ... Qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials three times. ... 1992 USA Indoor National Team Silver medalist. ... Worked as an assistant coach at CU from 1999-2002.
Sport: Men's basketball
Years at CU: 1965-68
Notable: Three-year letterman at guard. ... Known for passing, driving to the hoop and defense. ... Honorable mention all-Big Eight as a senior. ... Second on the team in scoring (18.0 points per game) and posted 5.1 rebounds per game as a senior. ... Sixth round draft choice of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1968, but began his pro career in the American Basketball Association. ... Two-time ABA All-Star. ... Also a member of the Denver East High School and Colorado High School Sports halls of fame.
Years at CU: 2005-08
Notable: Three-time national champion (slalom in 2006, slalom and giant slalom in 2008). ... Seven-time first-team All-American. ... Helped Buffs win 2006 NCAA championship. ... Two-time Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association women's alpine skier of the year. ... Her 16 career wins are third in CU history and her 34 podium finishes are tied for the most by a female in CU history. ... CU's female athlete of the year as a sophomore in 2005-06.