College Football Hall of Famers in the Sugar BowlSince the establishment of the Sugar Bowl in 1935, the New Orleans classic has featured 132 future members of the College Football Hall of Fame (86 players, 46 coaches). From the most recent class of Hall of Fame inductees (2013), the Sugar Bowl added three more alums: Oklahoma linebacker Ron Shoate, Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde and Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel.

The first class of College Football Hall of Fame inductees was selected in 1951. That inaugural class included 54 legends and pioneers of the game like Walter Camp, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Knute Rockne. Today more than 900 legendary players and coaches from NCAA Division I-A, I-AA, II, III and the NAIA are enshrined in the Hall.

College Football Hall of Fame Coaches in the Sugar Bowl
 Name Sugar Bowl
 Sugar Bowl School
 Record at School
 Alexander, Bill
 1944 Georgia Tech, 1920-44
 134-95-15
 Broyles, Frank
 Four bowls
 Arkansas, 1958-76
 144-58-5
 Bryant, Bear
 1951 Kentucky, 1946-52
 60-23-5
  Eight bowls
 Alabama, 1958-82
 232-46-9
 Bowden, Bobby
 Six bowls
 Florida State, 1976-2009
 316-97-4
 Butts, Wally
 1947 Georgia, 1939-60
 140-86-9
 Cooper, John
 1998, 1999
 Ohio State, 1988-2000
 111-43-4
 Devaney, Bob
 1967 Nebraska, 1962-72
 101-20-2
 Devine, Dan
 1966 Missouri, 1958-70
 92-38-7
  1981 Notre Dame, 1975-80
 53-16-1
 Dickey, Doug
 1974 Florida, 1970-78
 58-43-2
 Dodd, Bobby
 1953, 1954, 1956
 Georgia Tech, 1945-66
 165-64-8
 Dooley, Vince
 Five bowls
 Georgia, 1964-88
 201-77-10
 Dye, Pat
 1984, 1988, 1989
 Auburn, 1981-92
 99-39-4
 Faurot, Don
 1942 Missouri, 1935-42, 46-56
 101-79-10
 Graves, Ray
 1966 Florida, 1960-69
 70-31-4
 Hayes, Woody
 1978 Ohio State, 1951-78
 205-61-10
 Holtz, Lou
 1980
 Arkansas, 1977-83
 60-21-2
  1992 Notre Dame, 1986-96
 100-30-2
 Howard, Frank
 1959 Clemson, 1940-69
 165-118-12
 Johnson, Jimmy
 1986 Miami, 1984-88
 52-9
 Jordan, Shug
 1972 Auburn, 1951-75
 176-83-6
 Leahy, Frank
 1941 Boston College, 1939-40
 20-2
 MacPherson, Dick
 1988 Syracuse, 1981-90
 66-46-4
 McClendon, Charlie
 1965, 1968
 Louisiana State, 1962-79
 137-59-7
 Meyer, Dutch
 1936, 1939
 TCU, 1934-52
 109-79-13
 Moore, Bernie
 1936, 1937, 1938
 Louisiana State, 1935-47
 83-39-6
 Neely, Jess
 1961 Rice, 1940-66
 144-124-10
 Neyland, Bob
 1941, 1952
 Tennessee, 1926-52
 173-31-12
 Nehlen, Don
 1994 West Virginia, 1980-2000
 149-93-4
 Norton, Homer
 1940 Texas A&M, 1934-47
 82-53-9
 Osborne, Tom
 1974, 1985, 1987
 Nebraska, 1973-97
 255-49-3
 Parseghian, Ara
 1973 Notre Dame, 1964-74
 95-17-4
 Paterno, Joe
 Four bowls
 Penn State, 1966-
 394-129-3
 Phelan, Jim
 1946 St. Mary's, 1942-47
 24-25-1
 Royal, Darrell
 1958 Texas, 1957-76
 167-47-5
 Schembechler, Bo
 1984 Michigan, 1969-89
 194-48-5
 Schwartzwalder, Ben
 1965 Syracuse, 1949-73
 153-91-3
 Shaw, Buck
 1937, 1938
 Santa Clara, 1936-42
 47-10-4
 Slocum, R.C.
 1999 Texas A&M, 1989-02
 123-47-2
 Snavely, Carl
 1947, 1949
 N. Carolina, 1934-35, 45-52
 59-35-5
 Stallings, Gene
 1993 Alabama, 1990-96
 62-25
 Tatum, Jim
 1952 Maryland, 1947-55
 73-15-4
 Thomas, Frank
 1945 Alabama, 1931-46
 115-24-7
 Vaught, Johnny
 Eight bowls
 Ole Miss, 1947-73
 190-61-12
 Warner, Pop
 1935 Temple, 1933-38
 31-18-9
 Welsh, George
 1991 Virginia, 1982-2000
 134-86-3
 Wilkinson, Bud
 1949, 1950, 1951
 Oklahoma, 1947-63
 145-29-4
 Wyatt, Bowden
 1957 Tennessee, 1955-62
 29-29-4


College Football Hall of Fame Players in the Sugar Bowl
 Name School (Years)
 Pos. Sugar Bowl
 Aldrich, Ki
 TCU (1936-38)
 Center 1939
 Alworth, Lance
 Arkansas (1959-61)
 Halfback 1962
 Baugh, Sammy
 TCU (1934-36)
 Halfback 1936
 Beagle, Ron
 Navy (1953-55)
 End 1955
 Beasley, Terry
 Auburn (1969-71)
 Wide Receiver
 1972
 Blades, Bennie
 Miami (1984-87)
 Safety 1986
 Bosley, Bruce
 West Virginia (1952-55)
 Tackle 1954
 Brahaney, Tom
 Oklahoma (1971-72)
 Center 1/72; 12/72
 Browner, Ross
 Notre Dame (1973, 75-77)
 Defensive End
 12/73
 Butler, Kevin
 Georgia (1981-84)
 Placekicker 1982, 1983
 Cannon, Billy
 Louisiana State (1957-59)
 Halfback 1959, 1960
 Cappelletti, John
 Penn State (1971-73)
 Halfback 12/72
 Casper, Dave
 Notre Dame (1971-73)
 Tight End
 12/73
 Caveness, Ronnie
 Arkansas (1962-64)
 Center 1963
 Dicus, Chuck
 Arkansas (1968-70)
 Wide Receiver
 1969, 1970
 Dobbs, Glenn
 Tulsa (1940-42)
 Halfback 1943
 Dorney, Keith
 Penn State (1975-78)
 Tackle 1975
 Dorsett, Tony
 Pittsburgh (1973-76)
 Halfback 1977
 Falaschi, Nello
 Santa Clara (1934-36)
 Quarterback 1937
 Fenimore, Bob
 Oklahoma A&M (1943-46)
 Halfback 1946
 Flowers, Charlie
 Ole Miss (1957-59)
 Fullback 1958, 1960
 Fralic, Bill
 Pittsburgh (1981-84)
 Tackle 1982
 Gain, Bob
 Kentucky (147-50)
 Tackle.Guard 1951
 Gibbs, Jake
 Ole Miss (1958-60)
 Quarterback 1960, 1961
 Gilmer, Harry
 Alabama (1944-47)
 Halfback 1945, 1948
 Gladchuk, Chet
 Boston College (1938-40)
 Center 1941
 Glass, Bill
 Baylor (1954-56)
 Guard 1957
 Goodreault, Gene
 Boston College (1938-40)
 End 1941
 Hoage, Terry
 Georgia (1980-83)
 Safety 1981, 1982, 1983
 Holovak, Mike
 Boston College (1940-42)
 Fullback 1941
 Huff, Sam
 West Virginia (1952-55)
 Guard/Tackle 1954
 Jackson, Bo
 Auburn (1982-85)
 Halfback 1984
 Jenkins, Darold
 Missouri (1939-41)
 Center 1942
 Jones, Stan
 Maryland (1951-53)
 Tackle 1952
 Jordan, Lee Roy
 Alabama (1961-62)
 Center 1962
 Justice, Charlie
 North Carolina (1946-49)
 Halfback 1947
 Kavanaugh, Ken
 Louisiana State (1937-39)
 End 1938
 Kerr, George
 Boston College (1938-40)
 Guard 1941
 Kimbrough, John
 Texas A&M (1938-40)
 Fullback 1940
 Layne, Bobby
 Texas (1944-47)
 Quarterback 1948
 Lester, Darrell
 TCU (1933-35)
 Center 1936
 Little, Floyd
 Syracuse (1964-66)
 Halfback 1965
 Lowe, Woodrow
 Alabama (1972-75)
 Linebacker 1974, 1976
 Lyons, Marty
 Alabama (1975-78)
 Def. Tackle
 1975, 1978, 1979
 Mancha, Vaughn
 Alabama (1944-47)
 Center 1948
 Manning, Archie
 Ole Miss (1968-70)
 Quarterback 1970
 Marino, Dan
 Pittsburgh (1979-82)
 Quarterback 1982
 Maryland, Russell
 Miami (1986-90)
 Def. Tackle
 1990
 McPherson, Don
 Syracuse (1983-87)
 Quarterback 1988
 Meylan, Wayne
 Nebraska (165-67)
 Middle Guard
 1967
 Mickal, Abe
 Louisiana State (1933-35)
 Halfback 1936
 Modzelewski, Dick
 Maryland (1950-52)
 Tackle 1952
 Morris, George
 Georgia Tech (1950-52)
 Center 1953
 Morris, Larry
 Georgia Tech (1951-54)
 Center 1952, 1953
 Neighbors, Billy
 Alabama (1959-61)
 Tackle 1962
 Newsome, Ozzie
 Alabama (1974-77)
 Wide Receiver
 1976, 1978
 O'Brien, Davey
 TCU (1936-38)
 Quarterback 1939
 O'Rourke, Charlie
 Boston College (1938-40)
 Halfback 1941
 Owens, Jim
 Oklahoma (1946-49)
 End 1949, 1950
 Parilli, Babe
 Kentucky (1949-51)
 Quarterback 1951
 Pruitt, Greg
 Oklahoma (1970-72)
 Halfback 1/72, 12/72
 Rauch, John
 Georgia (1945-48)
 Quarterback 1947
 Rocker, Tracy
 Auburn (1985-88)
 Def. Tackle
 1988, 1989
 Roland, Johnny
 Missouri (1962, 64-65)
 Halfback 1966
 Sanders, Deion
 Florida State (1985-88)
 Cornerback
 1989
 Scarbath, Jack
 Maryland (1950-52)
 Quarterback 1952
 Scott, Jake
 Georgia (1967-68)
 Safety 1969
 Selmon, Lee Roy
 Oklahoma (1972-75)
 Def. Tackle
 12/72
 Shoate, Ron
 Oklahoma (1972-74)
 Linebacker 12/72
 Simons, Monk
 Tulane (1932-34)
 Halfback 1935
 Smith, Billy Ray
 Arkansas (1979-82)
 Defensive End
 1980
 Spurrier, Steve
 Florida (1964-66)
 Quarterback 1966
 Stanfill, Bill
 Georgia (1966-68)
 Def. Tackle
 1969
 Sullivan, Pat
 Auburn (1969-71)
 Quarterback 1/72
 Testaverde, Vinny
 Miami (1982, 84-86)
 Quarterback 1986
 Tinsley, Gus
 Louisiana State (1934-36)
 End 1936, 1937
 Torretta, Gino
 Miami (1989-92)
 Quarterback 1990, 1993
 Vessels, Billy
 Oklahoma (1950-52)
 Halfback 1951
 Walker, Herschel
 Georgia (1980-82)
 Running Back
 1981, 1982, 1983
 Ward, Bob
 Maryland (1948-51)
 Guard 1952
 Warner, Curt
 Penn State (1979-82)
 Running Back
 1983
 Washington, Joe
 Oklahoma (1972-75)
 Running Back
 12/72
 Weatherall, Jim
 Oklahoma (1948-51)
 Tackle 1949, 1950, 1951
 Wedemeyer, Herman
 St. Mary's (1943, 45-47)
 Halfback 1946
 Weiner, Art
 North Carolina (1946-49)
 End

 1947, 1949

 Wuerffel, Danny
 Florida (1993-96)
 Quarterback 1994, 1997
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