Star-studded class set for CSM Hall of Fame induction 

click to enlarge Legend of his time: Former CSM quarterback Bill Walsh helped lead the 49ers to three Super Bowl championships as coach. (AP file photo)
  • Legend of his time: Former CSM quarterback Bill Walsh helped lead the 49ers to three Super Bowl championships as coach. (AP file photo)

Bill Walsh and John Madden highlight the first College of San Mateo Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted tonight on campus.

In honor of the 90-year history of its program, CSM athletics will host a ribbon-cutting dedication for its Hall of Fame Plaza, followed by the induction ceremony dinner.

A total of 16 players and coaches will be inducted.

Walsh and Madden are two of the four football players being inducted holding a combined 13 Super Bowl rings.

Walsh, who died in 2007, played quarterback at CSM and went onto redefine the NFL by popularizing the West Coast offense, leading the 49ers to three Super Bowl victories in the process. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Madden, who is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, won a Super Bowl as the coach of the Raiders and went on to be one of the more accomplished color analysts in American sports.

Former CSM quarterback and coach Neal Dahlen won a record seven Super Bowl rings, five with the 49ers and two more with the Denver Broncos as the general manager.

Inductee Archie Williams won a gold medal at the 1936 Olympic games in the 400 meters and was a teammate of Jessie Owens.

Herb Hudson was the coach for Walsh, Madden and another inductee, John Noce, during his 32-year stint as CSM football coach, along with serving as the athletic director and dean.

The master of ceremonies tonight will be Hal Ramey of KCBS, who is also a graduate of the CSM broadcasting school. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. and the dinner and induction ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

CSM will also be playing its first Hall of Fame Game on Saturday afternoon when it hosts West Valley College at 1 p.m. The inductees will be introduced at halftime.

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