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Former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey elected to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame


DENVER — Former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey will headline the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2022, as the selection committee voted to elect six new members on Tuesday.

McCaffrey, who spent nine NFL seasons in Denver, will be the 27th former Broncos player inducted. The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Hall of Fame's 57th annual banquet on May 4, 2022.

He recorded 462 receptions for 6,200 receiving yards and 46 touchdowns during his years in Denver. His career receptions and receiving yardage marks each rank fifth in Broncos history, and his receiving touchdowns total ranks fourth.

The former wideout joined the Broncos in 1995, following Mike Shanahan from San Francisco to Denver to join forces with offensive superstars like John Elway and Shannon Sharpe, as well as future stars like Terrell Davis and Rod Smith. As part of that offense, McCaffrey helped the Broncos reach the postseason five times, including back-to-back Super Bowl championship runs in 1997 and 1998.

In 1998, McCaffrey also earned a Pro Bowl selection as he crossed the 1,000-yard receiving benchmark for the first time. He would cross that threshold in each of the following two seasons, as well.

After retiring from the NFL, McCaffrey has spent several years coaching football in Colorado. During two seasons leading Valor Christian High School's football program, he helped the Eagles win a 5A state championship in 2018. In 2019, he became the head coach at the University of Northern Colorado. McCaffrey has also led the Dare To Play football camp for children and young adults with Down syndrome for more than a decade.

Joining McCaffrey in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame six-person Class of 2022 are Carol Callan, longtime director of USA Basketball women's national team; Chuck Williams, a former star athlete at Denver East High School and the University of Colorado who went on to play for the Denver Rockets and Nuggets in the ABA and NBA; Darnell McDonald, a former standout two-sport high school athlete who went on to sign with the Baltimore Orioles; Roger Kinney, who helped bring the 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four to Denver; and DaVarryl Williamson, a former professional boxer.

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