Mike Waters, Class of 1969, was a member of the Eagles first state-qualifying football team and was the only junior selected for the all-state football team in 1968. Waters also was the only Colorado high school football player to be selected to the Scholastic Magazine All American team in 1968. He received more than 50 college football scholarship offers.
Waters attended the University of Colorado and Southern Colorado State College. He later joined the U.S. Navy where he instructed personnel on classified equipment for the Department of Navhy aircraft and warships.