Van Pelt to enter CSU Hall of Fame

Bradlee Van Pelt was announced as one of six 2013 inductees to the Colorado State Athletic Hall of Fame, the university announced this week.

Van Pelt, who graduated from San Marcos High School in 1999, played three years of quarterback at Colorado State and was drafted in the NFL Draft’s seventh round by the Denver Broncos.

While at CSU, Van Pelt became only the fourth player in NCAA history to throw for at least 5,000 yards and rush for more than 2,000 yards during a career. He led the Rams to three consecutive bowl appearances and was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year twice. During his senior season, Van Pelt flirted with becoming the first collegiate quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.

At San Marcos, he was recruited from Santa Barbara after a senior season in which he excelled at two positions. Van Pelt totaled 1,265 yards and 13 touchdowns throwing and 1,294 yards and 24 TDs rushing.  On defense, he had 41 tackles and three interceptions. He was named the CIF Division IV Player of the Year, adding the Channel League MVP and All-County Player of the Year awards.

Van Pelt started his college career at Michigan State before transferring to Colorado State.

Van Pelt and Joey Porter gave the football program two of the six Hall of Fame inductees.