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Steve Atwater elected to Southwest Conference Hall of Fame

It’s not the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Steve Atwater is being honored instead by the Southwest Conference in September.

Steve Atwater

Current Denver Broncos Ring of Famer and eventual Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Atwater has been selected to join the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in September for his outstanding career with the Arkansas Razorbacks in the late 1980s.

“Steve Atwater has long been a Razorback football legend and soon he will be a member of the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame,” University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said in a press release. “He helped lead Arkansas to a conference championship and four bowl games before going on to an outstanding NFL career. We look forward to celebrating with Steve and his family in September as he is honored as one of the best to ever compete in the Southwest Conference.”

Atwater set a university record of 14 interceptions that still stands today and was ultimately selected by the Broncos in the first round, 20th-overall of the 1989 NFL Draft.

After a Hall of Fame caliber career in the NFL, winning two Super Bowl championships along the way, Atwater retired in 1989. He was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 2005 and is usually in the Hall of Fame conversation every year.

What a great honor for one of the Broncos all-time greats. Next stop, Canton!