Two of the biggest Cardinal stars of the 1990s, Chris Redman and DeJuan Wheat, are about to enter the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame.
The two local legends will be joined by Sean Green (baseball), Tara McClure Isable (softball) and Pip Sanders (field hockey) as members of the class of 2014. The group will be the first additions to the U of L Hall of Fame since 2011.
Here's a chunk of the press release from U of L:
DeJuan Wheat - Men's Basketball (1993-1997)
Louisville's No. 2 all-time scorer with 2,183 points, Wheat was the first player in NCAA history with career totals of at least 2,000 points, 450 assists (498 total, fifth most in school history), 300 three-point goals (323 total, second most at Louisville) and 200 steals (204 total, seventh most in school history).
A Third Team All-America honoree by Basketball Times and a finalist for the 1997 Naismith Player of the Year Award, Wheat's honored jersey hangs in the KFC Yum! Center. The 6-0 guard started a school-record 136 consecutive games and is the Cardinals' all-time leader in minutes played with 4,560. With a scoring high of 35 points against UAB, Wheat is the only player in school history to lead the Cardinals in scoring and assists for three seasons.
During his collegiate career, Wheat helped guide Louisville to a combined 95-41 record with four NCAA Tournament appearances, including advancing to the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight in his last two seasons. After Louisville, he played 12 seasons of professional basketball internationally.
Chris Redman - Football (1996-1999)
Louisville's all-time passing leader with 12,541 yards, Redman is one of only three FBS quarterbacks to throw for at least 12,000 yards in a career. He finished his four-year career as a Cardinal completing 1,031 of 1,679 passes with 84 touchdowns.
The Parade National High School Player of the Year at Louisville's Male High School before attending Louisville, Redman's collegiate honors included being named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the in 1998 and1999, earning the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1999 and earning All-Conference USA accolades in 1998 and 1999.
As a junior, Redman passed for 4,042 yards and 29 touchdowns despite playing in just 10 regular season games. His 44-of-56, 592-yard afternoon against East Carolina that season was the nation's top single game passing performance in 1998.
After his playing days at Louisville, Redman went on to a 12-year professional career in football, including 11 years in the National Football League.