Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell, a former first-team All-American and Butkus Award winner, has been elected to the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame.
Thursday’s announcement makes Russell one of five Broncos who have been elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame of their respective alma maters, joining Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway (Stanford, 2002), Southwest Area Scout Cornell Green (Utah State, 1993), Director of Community Outreach Billy Thompson (Maryland State, 1984) and Pro Scout Dave Ziegler (John Carroll, 2010).
Russell, who is in his fourth season with the Broncos, was a four-year starter at Colorado (1993-96), finishing his collegiate career ranked first in school history in unassisted tackles (282) and second in total tackles (446). He received all-conference honors during each of his final two seasons with the Buffaloes, including a senior campaign in which he was a consensus first-team All-American and received the Butkus Award after posting a career-high 137 tackles.
The induction ceremony will take place on November 15.
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