Joe Garten, Football
- 1990 Outland Trophy Runner Up
- 1989 Consensus First Team All-American
- Two-Time Unanimous First Team All-Big Eight
One of the first three unanimous All-Americans in CU history, when the seven NCAA recognized selectors all tabbed him on their first-team his senior year in 1990 (along with TB Eric Bieniemy and OLB Alfred Williams that same year) ... A consensus first-team All-American as a junior, recognized by the Associated Press, United Press International, AFCA/Kodak and the Football Writers Association of America ... A two-time, unanimous first-team All-Big Eight performer as a junior and senior ... He finished as the runner-up in the voting for the Outland Trophy, presented to the nation’s outstanding offensive lineman as a senior (lost the vote 5-4) ... Still shares the school record for the most starts by an offensive player in school history with 44 from 1987-90, when he helped CU to a 37-10-1 record, two Big 8 titles and the 1990 national championship ... Played in East-West Shrine game... A sixth round pick by Green Bay in the 1991 NFL Draft (164th overall) ... He played two seasons with Green Bay (1991-92)... Returned to play one season with the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football (1997) after trying his hand in professional wrestling ... Has been nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame and was on the 2012 ballot.
Joe Garten (left) with fullback George Hemingway and the 1989 Big Eight Trophy
Garten & Hemmingway with the 1990 AP National Championship Trophy at the team's 20-year reunion in 2010