Orange Bowl Hall of Fame

Orange Bowl Hall of Fame

The Orange Bowl Committee selects a few individuals each year into its prestigious Orange Bowl Hall of Fame. With nearly seven decades of tradition in South Florida and among the national college football world, these men typify the Orange Bowl's history. The incoming class is officially recognized during pregame of the Orange Bowl.

 

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Orange Bowl will induct Barry Alvarez, Jack Fernandez and Ray Perkins into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame. The induction will take place at the AvMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon at Jungle Island in Miami on December 29, 2016. Alvarez is one of the few Orange Bowl Hall of Fame inductees to have both played in and coached in an Orange Bowl game. Fernandez made his mark on Orange Bowl history in the 1984 Classic and National Championship game, where his performance earned him Orange Bowl Most Outstanding Player honors. Perkins played in back-to-back national championship games in the Orange Bowl and becomes the ninth inductee from the University of Alabama.
 

Barry Alvarez

Linebacker
Nebraska
Orange Bowl: 1966

Barry Alvarez made appearances in the Orange Bowl as a player for Nebraska in 1966 and again in 1990 as the defensive coordinator for Notre Dame. Born and raised in Langeloth, Pa., Alvarez graduated from Burgettstown Union High School and went on to play linebacker at the University of Nebraska. In the 1966 Orange Bowl and National Championship, Alvarez played solid defense in the Huskers’ 39-28 loss to Alabama. Alvarez returned to the Orange Bowl – this time as a coach – in 1990 as the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish defeated Colorado, as Alvarez’s defense limited the Buffaloes to 282 total yards and six points in a 21-6 victory. The very next season, he went on to serve as the head football coach for the University of Wisconsin, leading the Badgers from 1990-2005, compiling a 119-74-4 overall record. Alvarez retired at the conclusion of the 2005 season to become Athletic Director at Wisconsin, a position which he retains today.
 

 

Jack Fernandez

Linebacker
Miami

Orange Bowl: 1984

Jack Fernandez had one of the all-time great performances in Orange Bowl history, a hometown kid who came off the bench to lead the Miami Hurricanes to its first national title in the 1984 Orange Bowl. After starting middle linebacker Ken Sisk was injured on the opening kickoff, Fernandez took over for the Canes with 15 tackles and an interception in the 31-30 Miami win over Nebraska. Fernandez’s interception of Turner Gill’s pass at the Miami 35-yard line resulted in a crucial Bernie Kosar to Glenn Dennison touchdown. For his performance, Fernandez was named the 1984 Orange Bowl defensive Most Outstanding Player (MOP). Out of Miami’s nine appearances in the Orange Bowl, Fernandez is one of only two Hurricanes to be awarded with defensive MOP honors. He is the third member of the 1984 Miami Hurricanes national championship team to be inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame, joining legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger (1993) and quarterback Kosar (1997).

Ray Perkins

Wide Receiver
Alabama
Orange Bowl: 1965, 1966

Ray Perkins was a standout wide receiver at the University of Alabama, leading the Crimson Tide to back-to-back National Championship/Orange Bowl appearances in 1965 and 1966. The Petal, Miss., native played alongside two Orange Bowl Hall of Fame Inductees in quarterbacks Joe Namath and Steve Sloan. Alabama split the two games, losing 21-17 to Texas in 1965 and beating Nebraska (and Barry Alvarez) 39-28 in 1966. Perkins scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion in his back-to-back appearances, and his combined 244 receiving yards stood as the most in Orange Bowl history for 48 years. Perkins was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, playing wide receiver from 1967-1971 under head coach and Orange Bowl Committee member Don Shula. Following his NFL career, Perkins coached in the collegiate and professional ranks for nearly four decades, holding four head coaching jobs (New York Giants, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State Red Wolves).

 

Orange Bowl Hall of Fame Presented by Deloitte:

Name
Status
Inducted
Barry Alvarez Player/Coach 2016
Joe Bellino
Player
1992
Peter Boulware Player 2013
Bobby Bowden
Coach
2003
Bennie Blades
Player
2010
Melvin Bratton
Player
2004
Alex Brown Player 2015
Bob Brown
Player
1994
Frank Broyles
Player
1991
Derrick Brooks
Player
2010
Bob Brudzinski Player 2012
Bear Bryant
Coach
1981
Steve Van Buren
Player
1976
Jimmy Burns
Contributor
1988
Wally Butts
Coach
1982
George Cafego
Player
1984
John Cappelletti
Player
2005
Tommy Casanova
Player
1990
Andre Cooper Player 2014
Gene Corrigan
Contributor
2000
Al Davis
Contributor
2000
Jeff Davis
Player
2009
Steve Davis
Player
2007
Bob Devaney
Coach
1976
Dan Devine
Coach
1993
Bobby Dodd
Coach
1976
Warrick Dunn Player 2012
Dick Ebersol
Contributor
1996
Dennis Erickson
Coach
2006
Ray Evans
Player
1988
Don Faurot
Coach
1989
Jack Fernandez Player 2016
Danny Ford
Coach
2011
FedEx Express
Contributor
2007
Tommie Frazier
Player
2002
Tucker Frederickson Player 2014
Irving Fryar
Player
2001
Prentice Gautt
Player
1986
Turner Gill
Player
2006
Rich Glover
Player
1990
Ray Graves
Coach
2001
Ahman Green Player 2014
John Hannah
Player
2007
Jack Harding
Coach
1980
Franco Harris
Player
1989
Alonzo Highsmith
Player
2005
Mike Holovak
Player
1983
Lou Holtz
Coach
1998
Frank Howard
Coach
1981
Weldon Humble
Player
1986
E. “Ted” Husing
Contributor
1984
Al Hudson
Player
1980
Hootie Ingram
Player
1999
Michael Irvin
Player
2011
Raghib Ismail
Player
2003
Keith Jackson
Player
1999
Carl James
Contributor
1997
Don James
Coach
1997
Sonny Jurgensen
Player
2003
Jimmy Johnson
Coach
2000
Marvin Jones
Player
2006
Leroy Jordan
Player
1984
Bruiser Kinard
Player
1969
Terry Kinard Player 2013
Reggie Kinlaw Player 2015
Bernie Kosar
Player
1997
Ernie Koy Player 2015
Roy Kramer
Contributor
2004
Tom Landry
Player
1990
Torrance Marshall Player 2012
Bill McCartney
Coach
1995
Tommy McDonald
Player
1981
Mike McGee
Player
1994
Joe Namath
Player
1979
Ozzie Newsome
Player
2002
Robert Neyland
Coach
1969
Tommy Nobis
Player
1979
Tom Obsborne
Coach
1991
OBC Founders
Contributor
2008
Steve Owens
Player
1992
Ara Parseghian
Coach
1980
Joe Paterno
Coach
1987
Ray Perkins Player 2016
Charlie Pittman
Player
1991
Edwin Pope
Contributor
2002
George Poschner
Player
1985
Mike Reid
Player
1987
Dave Rimington
Player
2010
Eddie Robinson
Contributor
1998
Johnny Rodgers
Player
1996
Pepper Rodgers
Player/Coach
2003
Joe Romig
Player
1987
Darrell Royal
Coach
1984
Mike Rozier
Player
1995
Howard Schnellenberger
Coach
1993
Earnest E. Seiler
Contributor
1970
Lee Roy Selmon
Player
1983
Ron Simmons
Player
2005
Billy Sims
Player
1988
Frank Sinkwich
Player
1969
Steve Sloan
Player
1982
Larry Smith
Player
1983
Steve Spurrier
Player/Coach        
2004
Bart Starr
Player
1986
Robert Suffridge
Player
1982
Barry Switzer
Coach
1987
Jerry Tagge
Player
1989
Jim Tatum
Coach
2003
Spencer Tillman
Player
2011
Gino Torretta
Player
1998
Mike Tranghese Contributor 2013
Steve Walsh
Player
2001
Charlie Ward
Player
2009
J.C. Watts
Player
1991
Donald Whitmire
Player
1985
Bud Wilkinson
Coach
1978
Chris Zorich
Player
2009

 

Spotlight

Tickets

Merch 2016

Social Media

Kodak

Visit FL 2016
 

Visit Our Other Sites

All the info you need in one place

Don't show this window again
Make It Orange.