Steve Atwater Voted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Former Broncos safety Steve Atwater hosts a show on Orange & Blue 760 in the fall of 2018. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA)

The wait is finally over.

Former Denver Broncos safety Steve Atwater is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Atwater earned induction on Saturday in Miami. He had been a finalist three times but this time broke through with the necessary votes to earn a spot.

In the 1989 draft, the Broncos selected Atwater 20th overall out of the University of Arkansas and played with Denver from 1989-998 before closing out his career with the New York Jets in 1999.

He was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos. He made the Pro Bowl eight times, was a two-time First Team All-Pro selection and a member of the 1990s All-Decade team.

Atwater will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this August.

Other members of the Class of 2020 include Troy Polomalu, Isaac Bruce, Edgerrin James and Steve Hutchison.


Atwater's brilliant career is highlighted by the iconic hit on Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye in September of 1990.


In a podcast in August of 2018, Atwater sat down with KOA Sports Director Mike Rice and talked not only about the upcoming Broncos season but also his career, his time with the Broncos, his memorable hit on Okoye and more.

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