Missouri announces 6-member 2023 Hall of Fame Class, including record-setting wide receiver
Missouri is out with its latest Hall of Fame class, and it includes 6 members.
Justin Gage, who set records for receptions (200) and receiving yards (2,704), will be among the honorees on Friday, Sept. 8 inside Jesse Auditorium. Gage still ranks second in receiving yardage and third in catches.
It’s the 33rd induction class for the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, which honors 388 Tigers legends and was founded in 1990.
The 2023 inductees represent include Nick Adcock (track & field), Gage, Drake Houdashelt (wrestling), Tim Jamieson (baseball), Karissa Schweizer (cross country/track & field) and Fabian Schwingenschlöegel (swimming & diving).
Gage, who was named to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2022, came to Mizzou from Jefferson City and later went on to enjoy an 8-year NFL career. He came to the Tigers as a highly-regarded QB, but left as a 2-sport athlete after 3 years of basketball.
He switched to wide receiver as a sophomore in 2000 and was an honorable mention all-Big 12 choice after he caught 44 passes. He emerged as the Tigers’ top target the next two years and was a first-team all-league honoree.
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Kobe Brown could be a Mizzou HOFamer one day if he would return one more year and take us on a deep tournament run.
Just throwing that out there ;)
Can’t blame him if he chooses NBA though.
Justin Gage was a two sport athlete. I’m old enough to remember him, he was really good.