John Elway headlines Broncos selected to inaugural California High School Hall of Fame class


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The Golden State constantly produces many of the nation’s high athletes — together with some legends who’ve taken their abilities to Denver.

John Elway is amongst a number of Broncos to be chosen for California’s inaugural High School Hall of Fame class, NFL.com’s Grant Gordon reported. California has been house to top-tier highschool soccer for round a century, and it has helped many present and future NFL Hall of Famers get their begin.

“There has been an abundance of California prep stars who have gone on to celebrated NFL careers and many of them were recognized Monday when the 100-player inaugural class of the California High School Football Hall of Fame was announced at the Rose Bowl by the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation,” Gordon wrote.

Elway attended Granada Hills Charter High School within the San Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles. A star in each baseball and soccer at Granada Hills, Elway threw for five,711 yards and 49 touchdowns in his highschool profession, main the soccer crew to a league championship and state semifinals.

The 100-player class additionally contains Hall of Famers and Broncos Ring of Famers Gary Zimmerman and John Lynch, Ring of Famer Dennis Smith and D.J. Williams.

“The class of 100 players is emblematic of the Rose Bowl Stadium’s 100th year,” Gordon wrote. “In the future, classes will be enshrined every other year and of a smaller size.”

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