Former Washington State Cougars quarterback Ryan Leaf is one of six new inductees to the Washington State University Athletics Hall of Fame. The school announced the new additions Friday afternoon.
As you know, Leaf QB’d WSU to the 1998 Rose Bowl as the Cougs finished 10-2 in one of the most memorable seasons ever. Leaf was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year that season, and was third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
But Leaf’s excellence on the football field probably isn’t the only thing qualifying him for the Hall of Fame. I mean, it is an athletics hall of fame, of course, but equally impressive is what he’s doing in the present day for mental health awareness and living a life of sobriety.
We all know Leaf’s story, and it’s good to see him involved with WSU Athletics again. Funny how life works, right?
The other inductees are:
- Josephat Kapkory - track and field/cross country, 1991-94
- Stephanie Papke - volleyball, 1994-97
- Ellannee Richardson - track & field, 2004-07
- Lisa Roman - rowing, 2010-12
- Rod Commons - administration 1976-2007
The induction dinner and ceremony will be in Spokane on Sept. 6 and the six will be honored at the Sept. 7 football game against Northern Colorado.
Report: Klay Thompson is going to get PAID
Sources: Golden State is planning to offer All-Star Klay Thompson a 5-year, $190M maximum contract when free agency opens Sunday at 6 PM ET --- which is expected to accelerate process of GM Bob Myers and Thompson’s agent, Greg Lawrence, quickly reaching formal agreement.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2019
Hmmmmm. I think we can all come up with some ideas of how Klay could spend some of that money.
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