Colorado State University Celebrates Black History Month; Dr. Gregory Primus to Give Keynote Address Feb. 5

Dr. Gregory L. Primus, an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, former Colorado State University Ram and NFL Chicago Bears wide receiver, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in Room 228 Lory Student Center as part of CSU’s Black History Month celebration.

Prior to joining Orland Park Orthopedics in the suburbs of Chicago, Ill., Primus’ medical career followed a remarkable stint as a wide receiver in the NFL, both with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos, and as a four-year letter-winner at Colorado State University.

After breaking records at Colorado State, which stood for 13 years, Primus was inducted into CSU’s Hall of Fame in 2003.

Primus completed his sports medicine training at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Primus was selected as the recipient of Colorado State’s Nye Trophy, the athletic department’s oldest continuing honor dating from 1929, given annually to the most outstanding male athlete.

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