A gifted two-sport athlete, he received All America recognition in both track and field (first team, 1982) and football (honorable mention, 1983) and also was first-team All Pac-10 in football in 1983. He was NCAA champion in the long jump in 1983. In football he ranks third on the U of A all-time list in career all-purpose running for a seaon. He is in the U of A top ten in kick-off returns and scoring, and his total of 13 kick-off returns for 353 yards in 1982 was second in the nation. A high draft selection of the NFL Denver Broncos in 1984, he had played in three Super Bowls at the time of his induction.