Riordan inducts alumni into Hall of Fame


Julia Yamsuan ’25

Michael Brown ’76, Rodney Glover ’91, Tyrone McGraw’s godmother Cherrell Hallett, and Terrence Wood ’97 received plaques for the 2022 Hall of Fame.

On Oct. 29, Archbishop Riordan celebrated four alumni at the 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony during the halftime of the football team’s last home game against Sacred Heart Cathedral.   

The ceremony was held to honor alumni who left a legacy at Riordan: Michael Brown ’76, Rodney Glover ’91, Terrence Wood ’97, and Tyrone McGraw ’06. 

Michael Brown ’76, was a starter on the varsity football team for three years of his high school career, breaking many records and achieving many other accomplishments.

Brown was the first player from Riordan to rush for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, have 516 career rushing attempts, and was selected to be a part of the All-WCAL Team. After graduating from Riordan, Brown played football for San Francisco State University.

Brown always went by the saying, “The moral is to keep moving, don’t settle for less.”

Rodney Glover ’91, had many achievements in his high school career. He was a part of an All-WCAL First Team, where he won quarterback of the year. 

At Riordan, he was the starting quarterback, where he set the record for having the most touchdown passes in a season. He also placed in the top 15 quarterbacks of America. 

He received a scholarship to the University of Hawaii where he played for four seasons and became a member of the 1992 Western Athletic Conference championship team.

When reminiscing about activities he participated during high school, Glover stated, “I loved participating in these events because it was such a good bonding experience and was just really fun overall.” 

Terrence Wood ’97 made many remarkable feats in both his high school and professional career. During high school, he was a defensive back for the All-WCAL First Team, and was named an honorable mention All-State in Football in 1997. 

After high school, he attended and played football for the University of Colorado, played for the Buffalos team that won the 2001 Big XII championship, and played professionally for four years. 

He later returned to Riordan as an assistant football coach.

Wood stated, “The people at Riordan are more than just teachers and students, they’re family,” showing the reciprocated love he had for his high school.

Tyrone McGraw ’06 is known to be one of the most impactful and honorable figures in Riordan’s history, as he was an outstanding student athlete.

He is the holder of the single-season rushing record and was selected for the Second Team All-WCAL as a junior. He also made the leaderboard in many other ways including rushing touchdowns and rushing yards. 

McGraw was also a part of Riordan’s Track and Field team where he was the CCS 200-meter champion and was a member of the 2005 CCS championship team.  

After his high school career, he played football and competed in track and field for Stanford. 

McGraw died in 2017 after a long battle with cancer, leaving his everlasting legacy on Riordan.

A varsity football player, Sebastian Padilla Sanchez ’23, looks up to him and believes that “He is a real inspiration because not too many people were able to do what he did coming from where he came from.”

Members of the Riordan community would like to see the street adjacent to Riordan, between the school and City College parking lot, named after him, but the process is multi-layered and uncertain.

McGraw’s family members are, “So glad that they’re keeping his name alive.”

Michael Brown, Rodney Glover, Terrence Wood, and Tyrone McGraw are all significant figures in Riordan’s history and will continue to inspire and motivate the students and athletes of Riordan.