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

ATLANTA (FNN SPORTS) – In celebration of its Golden Season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 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.

POSITION

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR PLAYED IN CHICK-FIL-A PEACH 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

This year’s bowl game battle will be between No. 12 and undefeated UCF Knights and No. 7 Auburn Tigers. The game will be held at the newly built Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, at 12:30 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN.

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