Atwater Headed to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame


Just 12 days after he was listed as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013, former Broncos safety Steve Atwater received another honor.

The Ring of Famer is one of six individuals that will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame this April.

Atwater, the 20th player to be inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2005, was a first-round pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He was voted to a franchise-record tying seven consecutive Pro Bowls, and his eight total Pro Bowl selections are the second most by a player in Broncos history.

During his 10-year career with the team, he started all 155 regular-season games, recording 24 interceptions and serving as a key leader in the club’s back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

The induction banquet will be held on April 18, and tickets are available for $175 each. Since its inception in 1965, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 222 individuals, excluding the most recent class of six.

Atwater will join a number of former Broncos in the hall, including most recently defensive lineman Alfred Williams.