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bsn BSN: Colorado Hall of Fame inductees officially enshrine ‘The Catch’

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    The 12th class will be inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame this November, as modern legendary names like Michael Westbrook and Chris Hudson will forever be remembered as some of the greatest athletes to pass through the halls of CU’s athletic facilities.

    In addition to Westbrook and Hudson, the remaining inductees are as follows: Dale “Pete” Atkins (1940-42), Bill Brundige, Football (1967-69), Ted Castaneda, Track & Cross Country (1972-74), Sara (Gorton) Slattery (2000-05), Jerry Hillebrand, Football (1959-61), Bob Justice, Wrestling (1967-69), Bobby Kalinowski, Golf (1990-94), Jim Miller, Track (1962-64), Fran Munnelly, Soccer (2002-05), Shaun Vandiver, Basketball (1987-90)

    While all names will resonate with at least chunks of the fan base, it might be Westbrook who has enjoyed the longest, most popular legacy that goes beyond Buffs fans. Why? Oh, it might have something to do with this little catch he had this one time in Ann Arbor. Maybe. Probably.

    Not only did Westbrook’s catch win the game, but it was recognized by the ESPYs as the College Football Play of the Year in 1995. Especially going off of the video quality above, it feels like a whole lot farther back than just that.

    For a full list of those currently in the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame, click here.

    In 1998, Byron “Whizzer” White became the first inductee to the Hall. Since then, names like Darian Hagan, Russell “Sox” Walseth, Cliff Meely, Eddie Crowder, John Wooten, Bill McCartney, Dave Logan, Alfred Williams, Dal Ward, Ceal Barry, and many more have joined him.

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