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McCaffrey Headlines Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022
UNC football head coach Ed McCaffrey announced as a part of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2022 induction class
By Ryan Pfeifer, UNCBears.com
DENVER – Northern Colorado head coach Ed McCaffrey headlines the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame class of 2022. McCaffrey is one of six inductees alongside Carol Callan, Chuck Williams, Darnell McDonald, Roger Kinney and DaVarryl Williamson.
McCaffrey is in his second year as the leader of the Bears’ football program but has been a fixture in the Colorado sports scene for decades. First making his name as a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos from 1995-2003 helping the team to their first two Super Bowl wins in 1998 and 1999. A three-time Super Bowl champion, he had 565 receptions for 7,422 yards and 55 touchdowns. McCaffrey was selected to the Pro Bowl and a second-team All-Pro in 1998 and named to the Broncos’ 50th Anniversary team.
Following his playing career, McCaffrey and his family stayed in Colorado as he gave back to the community. He has run a summer football camp for many years helping develop the youth football players in the state. He went on to be the analyst for the Broncos alongside long-time broadcaster Dave Logan for five years.
Prior to taking the job as head coach at Northern Colorado, he was the head man for Valor Christian High School for two seasons leading them to one state championship.
McCaffrey becomes the 12th inductee to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame with ties to the University of Northern Colorado.
He will be officially inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame on May 4, 2022.
What Others Are Saying About Ed
“Coach McCaffrey has been an icon in the state of Colorado for many years. The selection to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame is a well-deserved honor for a person who has meant so much to the state of Colorado’s football culture for over 20 years.”
– Darren Dunn, University of Northern Colorado Athletic Director
“I loved working with Ed. He made me better. I got to witness him putting in tremendous work every day. We pushed each other to be the best in the league. For 3 years we dominated our position with not just catches but huge blocks that lead to back-to-back championships. The standard at receiver in Denver has Ed McCaffrey’s name all over it.”
– Rod Smith, Teammate with the Denver Broncos
“Eddie Mac was one of the best receivers that I played with. He was tough, gritty, and dependable. It was an honor to play alongside him. He no doubt deserves to be in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.”
– Terrell Davis, Teammate with the Denver Broncos
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