→Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin coach:
Alvarez is the only Big Ten coach to win consecutive Rose Bowls.
→Gene Stallings, Alabama and Texas A&M coach:
Led Alabama to a 13-0 season and 1992 National Championship
→Desmond Howard, Michigan:
1991 Heisman Trophy winner led Wolverines to three Big Ten titles and two Rose Bowls.
→Pat Tillman, Arizona State:
1997 First Team All-America... Led Sun Devils to two consecutive bowl berths… First-ever ASU player named Defensive Player of the Year (1997) and led team to 1996 Pac-10 title…Two-time First Team Academic All-Pac-10.
→Dennis Byrd, North Carolina State defensive lineman:
First Team All-America in 1966 and '67, garnering consensus honors in 1967…Three-time All-ACC selection, leading Wolfpack to 1967 Liberty Bowl win…First player in NC State history to be named consensus All-American.
→Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas center:
First Team All-American helped lead Razorbacks to 1964 National Championship. He held the school record for most tackles in one game (29).
→Ray Childress, Texas A&M defensive lineman:
Childress holds the Texas A&M record for tackles by a defensive lineman (360)
→Randy Cross, UCLA guard:
A first team All-American in 1975, Cross helped lead UCLA to a victory over top-ranked Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl.