LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2017 includes former basketball star John Wall and former football great Randall Cobb.
The other 2017 inductees include: Collin Cowgill (baseball), Ralph Hacker (broadcaster), Sherry Hoover Bordner (cross country/indoor track/outdoor track) and Sarah Rumely (volleyball).
The induction ceremony will be held the weekend of Sept. 22-23 — the same weekend as Kentucky’s home football game against Florida.
Wall was a consensus first-team All-American in 2010. He won SEC Player of the Year. He became Kentucky’s first No. 1 NBA draft pick in school history. Wall has been a four-time NBA All-Star for the Washington Wizards in his first seven seasons.
Cobb was a do-it-all performer for the football program. He played wide receiver, quarterback and returned kicks and punts. Cobb set the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yardage with 2,396 yards in 2010. He was a two-year All-SEC first-teamer and was a Pro Bowler in 2014 with the Green Bay Packers.
The UK Athletics Hall of Fame started in 2005. There is a five-year waiting period after leaving Kentucky to be inducted.