Sammy Winder

Sammy WinderBorn: July 15, 1959
Hometown: Madison, MS
Year of Induction: 1998

 

College Career

University of Southern Mississippi (1977-1981)
  • Walked on at USM (’77)
  •  USM rushing leader (’79)
  •  Nation’s leading scorer, 20 TDs, (’80)
  •  Gained over 1,000 yards (’81)
  •  USM then-record 3,114 yards on record 736 attempts
  •  39 career TDs (USM record)
  •  USM Athletic Hall of Fame
  •  Selected USM Team of the Century (2000)

Professional Career

  •  Drafted by Denver Broncos (’82)
  •  Led AFC in scoring (’87)
  •  2nd all-time Broncos TD scorer
  •  Holds single-season Broncos scoring record, 14 TDs (’86)
  •  Played in three Super Bowls (XXI, XXII, XXIV)
  •  Two-time Pro-Bowl selection (’84, ‘86)

Did You Know?

In 1985, Sammy played against the Pittsburgh Steelers only 13 days after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee.