Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inducts 11 as part of 2018 class

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A brand new group of well deserving inductees were enshrined into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame during their annual induction ceremony Sunday night.

It was a packed house inside the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview as 11 people took to the podium as part of the 2018 class.

This years class includes former Kansas State running back and return specialist David Allen, who played for the Wildcats from 1996 to 1999.

He returned seven punts for a touchdown in his college career, which tied the NCAA record in 1999.      

“The street that I intersected, where I lived at, down at the bottom of the hill, the street was Kansas Street, so it always looked like K-State, every time I go down there’s K-State right there, than to be raised in the same town that Coach Snyder went to college at, so it was almost like it was fate that I ended up at K-State,” said Allen.

Former Wichita State Lady Shocker basketball player Angela Buckner was also enshrined tonight.

She set the school record for rebounds with 1,297 and double-doubles with 67.

“Most importantly, thank you to my hometown of Wichita, Kansas, I stand here today with the privilege to say that I’m one of the lucky few that get to get inducted and play where they are from,” said Buckner.

Other inductees this year include Buff Farrow, Jim Helmer, Darryl Jones, Ewing Kauffman, Laurie Koehn​​​​​​​, Adam LaRoche​​​​​​​, Clarence Scott, Chuck Smith and Mitch Webster.

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