He is the 19th Ram – male or female – to earn the distinction and first since 2016 when women’s basketball’s Ellen Nystrom was named the College Female Athlete of the Year. He is the first football student-athlete since Rashard Higgins in 2014 to be named the College Male Athlete of the Year.
Colorado State Student-Athletes honored by Colorado Sports Hall of Fame:
1974 — Willie Miller (football)
1977 — Mike Bell (football)
1980 — Alvin Lewis (football)
1986 — Steve Bartalo (football)
1988 — Pat Durham (basketball)
1995 — Greg Myers (2012) (football)
1996 — Teresa James (basketball)
1997 — Becky Hammon (2015) (basketball)
1998 — Becky Hammon (2015) (basketball)
1998 — Casey Malone (track & field)
1999 — Becky Hammon (2015) (basketball)
2005 — Loree Smith (track & field)
2010 — Danielle Minch (volleyball)
2011 — Katelyn Steffan (volleyball)
2013 — Kapri Bibbs (football)
2014 — Rashard Higgins (football)
2015 — Adrianna Culbert (volleyball)
2016 — Ellen Nystrom (basketball)
2021 — Trey McBride (football)
DENVER, Colo. – Awards continue to come in for Colorado State’s Trey McBride as he was named the College Male Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2021, McBride put together one of the finest seasons by a Ram in program history by becoming the first-ever Unanimous All-American and bringing home the second national individual award with the John Mackey Award. He was named a first-team All-American by all five NCAA selectors among a host of others while leading the nation’s tight ends in yards (1,121) and receptions (90). He is expected to take part in the 2022 Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.