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Sugar Bowlers to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Monday, May 4, 2009

Four former Allstate Sugar Bowl participants are among the 18 members of the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame Class as announced by Archie Manning, the chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Manning, himself, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame as well as a former Most Outstanding Player of the 1970 Sugar Bowl. He is also a member of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Committee.

The four former Sugar Bowl participants gaining induction to the college hall of fame are Woodrow Lowe (Alabama, 1973), Gino Torretta (Miami, 1990, 1993), Curt Warner (Penn State, 1983) and Dick MacPherson (head coach, Syracuse, 1988).

Other notables joining the Sugar Bowl alums in the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2009 are Tim Brown (Notre Dame), Chris Spielman (Ohio State), Pat Swilling (Georgia Tech), Curt Warner (Penn State), Grant Wistrom (Nebraska)  and coach John Robinson (Southern California and Nevada-Las Vegas).  All totaled, 16 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches will be officially enshrined at the Hall in South Bend, Ind., during ceremonies in the summer of 2010.


2009 College Football Hall of Fame Class
Players

  • PERVIS ATKINS - HB, New Mexico State (1958-60)
  • TIM BROWN - WR, Notre Dame (1984-87)
  • CHUCK CECIL - DB, Arizona (1984-87)
  • ED DYAS - FB, Auburn (1958-60)
  • MAJOR HARRIS - QB, West Virginia (1987-89)
  • GORDON HUDSON - TE, Brigham Young (1980- 83)
  • WILLIAM LEWIS* - C, Harvard (1892-93)
  • WOODROW LOWE - LB, Alabama (1972-75)
  • KEN MARGERUM - WR, Stanford (1977-80)
  • STEVE McMICHAEL - DT, Texas (1976-79)
  • CHRIS SPIELMAN - LB, Ohio State (1984-87)
  • LARRY STATION - LB, Iowa (1982-85)
  • PAT SWILLING - DE, Georgia Tech (1982-85)
  • GINO TORRETTA - QB, Miami (Fla.) (1989-92)
  • CURT WARNER - RB, Penn State (1979-82)
  • GRANT WISTROM - DE, Nebraska (1994-97)

 

 * Selection from the FBS veterans Committee, deceased


Coaches
  • DICK MacPHERSON - 111-73-5 (.601) - Massachusetts (1971-77), Syracuse (1981-90)
  • JOHN ROBINSON - 132-77-4 (.629) - Southern California (1976-82, 1993-97), Nevada-Las Vegas (1999-2004)

 

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