Brock Strom to be inducted into Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Hall of Fame
Oct. 23, 2007
Former football All-American Brock Strom will be inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Hall of Fame this week as part of the class of 2007. Strom joins Amy Van Dyken, Bob Johnson, Alan Cockrell, Anita Moss and the 1956 Colorado Springs High football team as members of the class of 2007.
Strom, a 1959 USAFA graduate, was the captain of AFA's undefeated football team in 1958 and helped lead the team to the Cotton Bowl. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1991. Originally from Ironwood, Mich., he obtained his master's degree at MIT in astronautical engineering and flew 90 missions as a navigator in Vietnam. He earned his PHd from Arizona State in astronautical engineering and served as the Director of Engineering for the Global Positioning System. Strom directed the development of the Air Force Space Defense System. He also taught mathematics and management at the Academy as a visiting scientist. Strom is currently working with Home Front Cares, Inc. This organization provides support for the Pikes Peak Region's military families of all services who have been impacted by deployment in harm's way.
Strom is the eighth Academy member to be inducted. He joins the 1982-83 football teams (2006), Fisher DeBerry (2005), Chad Hennings (2004), Ernie Jennings (2003), Alonzo Babers (2002), the 1958 football team (2001) and Ben Martin (2000) in the hall of fame.