A Colorado sports star who was drafted in three sports, the Nuggets’ all-time top scorer and the Rockies outfielder who led the franchise’s 2007 Rocktober Magic Run were among seven athletes elected to the National Association Federation from State High Schools National High School Hall of Glory on Monday.
Dave Logan, Alex English and Matt Holliday join Tim Couch, Karyn Bye, Maicel Malone and Michele Smith as athletes in the 2021 induction class. Three high school coaches, a state association administrator and a Speech and Debate Coach will also be inducted July 1 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.
Logan distinguished himself in baseball, basketball and football at Wheat Ridge High School, winning the Denver Post Gold Helmet Award in 1971. As a senior he reached .380 and had a 7-2 record as a pitcher and was drafted by the Cincinnati. Red.
After playing basketball and football for the University of Colorado, Logan was drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the ninth round of the NBA Draft and the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the NFL Draft.
English has been selected three times on the state’s first basketball team for Dreher High School in Columbia, SC. He was named state player of the year in 1971 and 1972.
After a successful career at the University of South Carolina, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft. He became a superstar in the 1980s after a trade with Denver from the United States. ‘Indiana. In 11 seasons with the Nuggets, he averaged 25.9 points and set a franchise record for points (21,645). His 25,613 career points are ranked 20th in NBA history.
Holliday played in football and baseball at Stillwater High School in Oklahoma. He started as a quarterback for three years, leading the team to a 30-6 record with 6,211 passing yards and 68 touchdowns.
On the baseball field, he was a starter for four years at third base. He’s crushed 18 home runs in his last two seasons, beating 0.438 and 0.443 respectively. Heavily recruited by many college football programs, he chose baseball after the Rockies took him to the seventh round of the MLB Draft.
In six years with Colorado, he made three All-Star teams, won three Silver Slugger Awards and was an integral part of the 2007 squad that reached the World Series. He also played with St. Louis, Oakland and the Yankees over a 15-year career.