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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Announces Honorary 50th Anniversary Team

ATLANTA (Dec. 21, 2017) – In celebration of its Golden Season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has released its honorary 50th Anniversary Team comprised of past players and coaches who have played in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl since its inception in 1968.

The 50th Anniversary team honors 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, three special teams players and a head coach. Members were evaluated and selected by a panel based on criteria ranging from performance in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, to career accolades and honors. The head coach was the only position selected by a fan vote.

“Some of the game’s most iconic figures have played in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl over the past five decades,” said Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO & President Gary Stokan. “Many teams and individual players over the past 50 years helped write the Bowl’s history book. We wanted to properly honor and recognize these individuals who assisted us in reaching this 50th Anniversary milestone.”

The team features a total of 14 College Football Hall of Fame inductees and 21 All-Americans. The ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC are all represented on the team, with the ACC leading the way with 14 representatives. N.C. State, North Carolina and Tennessee had the most alumni selected, with three players from each of those programs being recognized.

CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM

Position Name School Year Played in Bowl Notes
Offense
Quarterback Jim Kelly Miami 1980
Wide Receiver David Williams Illinois 1985 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Wide Receiver  Ron Sellers  Florida State  1968 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Offensive Tackle  Harris Barton  North Carolina  1983  All-American
 Offensive Tackle  Jim Dombrowski  Virginia  1984 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Offensive Tackle  Matt Stinchcomb  Georgia  1995, 1998  All-American
 Offensive Tackle  Jake Matthews  Texas A&M  2013  All-American
 Center  Jim Ritcher  N.C. State  1977 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Tight End  Jason Witten  Tennessee  2002
 Running Back  Don McCauley  North Carolina  1970 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Running Back  Ted Brown  N.C. State  1975, 1977 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Defense
Defensive End Julius Peppers North Carolina 2001  All-American
Defensive End Art Still Kentucky 1976 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Defensive Tackle Randy White Maryland 1973 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Defensive Tackle Reggie White Tennessee 1982 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Linebacker Darryl Talley West Virginia 1981 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Linebacker Wilber Marshall Florida 1981 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
Linebacker Mike Singletary Baylor  1979 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Corner  Merton Hanks  Iowa  1988 All-American
 Corner  Rod Woodson  Purdue  1984 College Football Hall of Fame
All-American
 Safety  Michael Brooks  N.C. State  1988
Defensive Back  Eric Berry  Tennessee  2009 All-American
Special Teams
Place Kicker Josh Lambo Texas A&M 2013
Punter Reggie Roby Iowa 1982 All-American
Returner Devin Hester Miami 2004, 2005 All-American
Coach
Head Coach Bobby Bowden Florida State, West Virginia 1972, 1975, 1983 College Football Hall of Fame


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The list was compiled in recognition of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization.

About Peach Bowl, Inc.:

Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $160 million in team payouts over its 50-year history. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.

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