LOS ANGELES -- Hayward's Jack Del Rio joined Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll as one of the new members of Southern California's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Del Rio, the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, was a two-time all-conference linebacker for USC during his tenure (981-84). Del Rio, who was a three-sport star at Hayward High, was the starting catcher for USC's baseball team in 1983 and '84, when his teammates included Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson.
Del Rio spent 12 seasons in the NFL, with the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins, and has been a head coach or assistant in the NFL since 1997. He was coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-11.
Carroll and Del Rio are among the 16 people who have been named to the hall's 11th class. They will be introduced at halftime of USC's game against Oregon State on Sept. 27 at Los Angeles Coliseum.
Carroll, who won the Super Bowl this year with the Seattle Seahawks, coached the Trojans from 2001-09. They won two national championships, going 13-0 in 2004, and won seven straight Pac-10 titles under him. USC won a record three straight Rose Bowl games during his tenure, when he had a career mark of 97-16.
Carroll left USC in 2010 to coach the Seahawks.
Among the other inductees are former baseball player Mark Prior and golfer Jennifer Rosales. They were chosen by a 75-member panel of media, previous Hall of Fame members, Trojan head coaches and athletic department senior staff.