During Bowl Week 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl was proud to partner with the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame to honor the 2015 inductees to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The multi-day celebration for the inductees featured several unique events and a special public ceremony at the College Football Hall of Fame where the inductees saw their legendary accomplishments permanently immortalized for the first time.
In addition to the official ‘Blade Unveiling Ceremony,’ the new Hall of Famers toured the College Football Hall of Fame, enjoyed a reception with former winners of The Dodd Trophy, and were honored on the field during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductees
|Trev Alberts||LB, Nebraska (1990-93)|
|Brian Bosworth||LB, Oklahoma (1984-86)|
|Bob Breunig||LB, Arizona State (1972-74)|
|Sean Brewer||DL, Millsaps (Miss.) (1989-92)|
|Ruben Brown||OT, Pittsburgh (1991-94)|
|Wes Chandler||SE, Florida (1974-77)|
|Thom Gatewood||SE, Notre Dame (1969-71)|
|Dick Jauron||RB, Yale (1970-72)|
|Clinton Jones||HB, Michigan State (1964-66)|
|Lincoln Kennedy||OT, Washington (1989-92)|
|Rob Lytle (deceased)||RB, Michigan (1974-76)|
|Michael Payton||QB, Marshall (1989-92)|
|Art Still||DE, Kentucky (1974-77)|
|Zach Thomas||LB, Texas Tech (1992-95)|
|Ricky Williams||RB, Texas (1995-98)|
|Bill Snyder||Kansas State (1989-2005, 2009-Present)|
|Jim Tressel||Youngstown State (1986-2000), Ohio State (2001-10)|
ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and is one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host games of top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first Playoff Semifinal (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3). The Bowl has sold out 18 of the last 20 years and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 55% of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has disbursed more than $137 million in team payouts over its 47-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $17.5 million to organizations in need since 2002. More information about the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and its events is available at www.Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com. For news, updates and insider information, follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl or find us on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.
ABOUT The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF High School Showcases, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF Faculty Salutes presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF also collaborates with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to release the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll; awards The William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments and prominently showcased at its official home inside the New York Athletic Club; and bestows several other major awards at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner. NFF corporate partners include Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal and Under Armour. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org. The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Building Leaders Through Football & Supporting • 773 Colleges & Universities • 70,000 College Football Players • 15,585 High Schools • 1.1 Million High School Football Players • 15,585 High Schools • 1.1 Million High School Football Players