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16 Persons in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame:

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like:Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson.
Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1976.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1951.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Billy Kidd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Winston Kidd
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 18 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first US male skier to win an medal in alpine events at the Olympic Games.
US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1976.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Bobby Unser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Unser
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Al Unser by 5 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Drive Indianapolis 500. Won 3 times.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 1997.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1994.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Byron White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback.
Team:Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.
College Football Hall of Fame 1954.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962.
Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 1998.

Craig Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Craig Morton
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams (NFL):San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1992.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
College Football Hall of Fame 1992.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1988.

Dan Reeves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Edward Reeves
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:as a safety and halfback.
As a coach, teams:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2012.
University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 1977.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2014.
Paul Brown Trophy 1993.
Paul Brown Trophy 1998.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Floyd Little

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Douglas Little
Nickname(s):
The Franchise
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1984.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.

Frank Shorter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Charles Shorter
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany when his father was stationed there. Long-distance runner who won gold in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He is credited with starting the running fad in the United States of the 1970s.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989.

Goose Gossage

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Michael Gossage
Also Known As:
Rich Gossage
Nickname(s):
Goose
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
San Diego Hall of Champions 2007.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 2007.

Jack Dempsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion.
Defeated by:in a controversial fight.
International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Irish American Hall of Fame 2011.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

John Elway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Elway Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
College Football Hall of Fame 2000.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1999.

Peggy Fleming

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Gail Fleming
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Randy Gradishar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Randy Charles Gradishar
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1998.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1989.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1983.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992.

Ronnie Shavlik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Dean Shavlik
Nickname(s):
Ron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center.
Team:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1979.

Scott Hamilton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Scovell Hamilton
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted at age 6 weeks. Figure skating champion, winning four consecutive U.S. championships (1981-1984), four consecutive World Championships (1981-1984) and Olympic Gold Medal 1984.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1990.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1990.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Shannon Sharpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Sharpe
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Sterling Sharpe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Tight end for teams:First tight end to amass 10,000 yards as a receiver.
Analyst for TV show:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2009.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013.
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