Orange Bowl Hall of Fame presented by AutoNation

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The Orange Bowl Committee selects a few individuals each year into its prestigious Orange Bowl Hall of Fame presented by AutoNation. With nine decades of tradition, these men typify the Orange Bowl's history. The incoming class is officially recognized during pregame of the Capital One Orange Bowl.

 

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Bernard Clark Jr.

Linebacker, Miami
Orange Bowl: 1988, 1989

Bernard Clark Jr. led Miami to its second national championship on his way to earning MVP honors in the 1988 Orange Bowl, in addition to anchoring the Hurricanes defense in Miami’s 1989 Orange Bowl victory. In the 1988 Orange Bowl, Clark Jr. finished with 14 tackles, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup in the Hurricanes’ 20-14 victory over Barry Switzer’s Oklahoma Sooners. The following year, Miami returned to the Orange Bowl, and Clark Jr. played a key role in limiting Tom Osborne’s Nebraska Cornhuskers and their top-ranked rushing offense to just three points, leading the ‘Canes to a 23-3 victory. Clark Jr. is currently the head football coach at Robert Morris University.

 

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Dewey Selmon

Linebacker, Oklahoma
Orange Bowl: 1976

Dewey Selmon, one of the three “Selmon Brothers,” was a centerpiece of Coach Switzer’s Oklahoma defense in the early-to-mid-1970s and led the Sooners to a national title in the 1976 Orange Bowl. Selmon racked up 13 tackles in Oklahoma’s 14-6 victory over Michigan, holding the Wolverines to 202 yards of total offense. He was an Academic All-American in 1974 and 1975, a consensus All-American selection in 1975 and is a member of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. Selmon was selected in the second round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and after his playing days, returned to Oklahoma to work as an oil and gas consultant, later opening his own construction business. 

 

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Grant Wistrom

Defensive Line, Nebraska
Orange Bowl: 1995, 1996, 1998

Grant Wistrom was a difference-making defensive lineman during Nebraska’s stellar run in the mid-1990s, leading the Cornhuskers to a 49-2 record, three Orange Bowl victories and three national championship titles during his four years playing for Tom Osborne. He recorded three tackles in Nebraska’s national title win in 1995 Orange Bowl, five tackles and one sack in the 1996 Orange Bowl, and two tackles, one pass breakup and one tackle for loss in the title win in the 1998 Orange Bowl. Wistrom is a two-time consensus first-team All-American, a two-time first-team Academic All-American, a Lombardi Award winner, an NCAA Top Eight Award winner, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. He also founded the Grant Wistrom Foundation in 2002, which assists pediatric cancer patients.

 

Orange Bowl Hall of Fame presented by AutoNation:

Name
Status
Inducted
Derrick Alexander Player 2018
Shaun Alexander Player 2018
Barry Alvarez Player/Coach 2016
Frank Beamer Coach 2018
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
Vernon Carey
Player
2019
Lloyd Carr Coach 2021
Tommy Casanova
Player
1990
Bernard Clark Jr. Player 2022
Andre Cooper Player 2014
Gene Corrigan
Contributor
2000
Tom Cousineau Player 2017
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
Scott Frost Player 2018
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
Homer Jordan Player 2021
Lee Roy 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
Russell Maryland Player 2017
Derrick Mayes
Player
2019
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
Dewey Selmon Player 2022
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
Bob Stoops Coach 2018
Robert Suffridge
Player
1982
Barry Switzer
Coach
1987
John Swofford Contributor 2021
Jerry Tagge
Player
1989
Jim Tatum
Coach
2003
Travis Taylor
Player
2019
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
Dick "Hoops" Weiss Contributor 2013
Donald Whitmire
Player
1985
Bud Wilkinson
Coach
1978
Grant Wistrom Player 2022
Chris Zorich
Player
2009

 

 
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