More accolades for a pair of Bronco legends

Bronco basketball stars Bud and Ralph Ogden have been inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. In a ceremony that was slated to take place in mid-November, as this magazine was going to press, the San Jose natives were recognized for their contributions to sports in San Jose.

The Ogden brothers helped Bronco basketball reach new heights in the late 1960s and early 1970s, setting program records and elevating the team to a number three national ranking in 1969. Here at the Mission Campus, Bud had his jersey raised to the Leavey Center rafters, alongside teammate Dennis Awtrey’s, in a halftime ceremony on Feb. 5, 2007.

The brothers are not the only former Broncos to be inducted into the Hall of Fame recently. In 2006 former Bronco football player and coach Bill McPherson was inducted. McPherson is best known for being the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator and helping them win five Super Bowls. A year before, in 2005, Brent Jones, a former Bronco football player who had an illustrious career at tight-end with the San Francisco 49ers, was also inducted. —SBS

post-image Bud Ogden on the cover of Sports Illustrated
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