Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday.
The fourth member of the hall’s Class of 2017 is the late Charles West, the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl Game.
McNown had a record 538 yards of total offense in UCLA’s 38-31 loss to Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl Game.
Brown coached the Longhorns to victories in the 2005 and 2006 Rose Bowl Games. Texas defeated Michigan, 38-37, in the 2005 Rose Bowl, on Dusty Mangum’s 37-yard field goal as time expired.
The Longhorns defeated USC, 41-38, in the 2006 Rose Bowl Game, which also served as the Bowl Championship Series National Championship, overcoming a 12-point deficit with four minutes, three seconds to play.
Woodson made an interception in the end zone in Michigan’s 21-16 victory over Washington State in the 1998 Rose Bowl Game.
West was part of the 17-member team from Washington & Jefferson that faced California in the 1922 Rose Bowl Game, the last to be played at Pasadena’s Tournament Park. The Presidents used just 11 players, who all played the entire 60 minutes, in the Rose Bowl Game’s only 0-0 tie.
West died in 1979 after maintaining a general medical practice in Alexandria, Virginia for more than 50 years.
The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor individuals connected with college football’s oldest bowl game. This year’s class increases its membership to 125.
The induction ceremony will be held outside the Rose Bowl Stadium Dec. 30, two days before the 2018 Rose Bowl Game, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal.
“These four individuals epitomize what the Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl Game stand for,” Tournament of Roses Football Committee Chair Brad Ratliff said.
“This class has exhibited strength, passion, tradition and honor in relation to college football, but also in making a difference in their communities.”
—City News Service
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