Five new people will join the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night.
Four football players and a distance runner will make up the 2007 class at a dinner held at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. They will also be introduced during halftime of Cal Poly’s Hall of Fame football game against Northern Colorado on Saturday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Mark Davis, a defensive back for the football team from 1973-75 held the Poly career interception record for 25 years with 17. He is tied for No. 2 in season interceptions with eight.
Burton (Bud) Chadwick, an end for the football team from 1953-55, was a starter in every game for three years. His teams at Cal Poly went 22-7, including an undefeated season in 1953.
Chris Thomas, a wide receiver at Cal Poly from 1991-92, was high on the projected NFL draft list in 1992 but an injury in the third game of his senior season ended this chance. He is No. 2 in single-game receiving yards in school history.
In 1993, Thomas was signed as a free agent for the San Diego Chargers and he played for eight years in the NFL. He played for San Diego, San Francisco, Washington and St. Louis, where his team won the 1999 Super Bowl, and finally Kansas City.
He was a 1997 honorable mention for the Pro Bowl as a special teams player.
Dale Creighton, a nose guard for Poly from 1965-68, was named defensive lineman of the year in 1966 and 1967. He was co-captain in 1968 and received recognition from many athletic associations in California.
Teena Colebrook, a middle-distance runner for the Poly track team from 1987-1990, was a 3-time NCAA Division II All-American in track and field. She won seven NCAA titles and holds the Cal Poly records in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 meters.
In 2005 she was honored by the NCAA as the co-Most Outstanding Student-Athlete at its 25th anniversary of women’s championships.
She was inducted into the National Collegiate Division II Hall of Fame in 1996.
Colebrook ran for England, her native country, in many international meets and won silver and gold medals in world and European masters meets.
She was a five-time Olympic Trials finalist.