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Rose Bowl Game Teams Up With Football Writers Association to Honor Bowl Game's Greatest Players and Coaches

Rose Bowl Game Teams Up With Football Writers Association to Honor Bowl Game's Greates


PASADENA, Calif. – In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses has announced a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All.  

Members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise an All-Century Class.  In addition, one overall player and one overall coach will be highlighted at a press conference on Selection Sunday, which will take place on December 8, 2013, in Pasadena. 

“The FWAA is honored to participate in the celebration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game.  Both organizations have assembled an esteemed voting panel that has been assigned the difficult task of selecting the All-Century Class,” said FWAA President Chris Dufresne.  “It will be exciting to see the weekly unveiling of players and coaches in advance of the final class announcement in December.  We congratulate all the nominees considered for selection and thank voters for devoting their time and expertise to this prestigious project.” 

Since its inception in 1902, countless records have been broken and great moments recorded on the hallowed grounds of the Rose Bowl Stadium.  In addition to 17 Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the Rose Bowl Game, numerous coaching legends have adorned the game’s history.   

Three nominees will be unveiled each week, by decade, beginning Sunday, September 22, with the 1900s-1910s.  A complete schedule is below: 


1900s – 1910s                September 22     

1920s                                September 29 

1930s                                October 6 

1940s                                October 13 

1950s                                October 20 

1960s                                October 27                                                                                     

1970s                                November 3 

1980s                                November 10 

1990s                                November 17 

2000s                                November 24 

2010s                                December 1 

All-Century Class           December 8 

 For more information on the 100th Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.tournamentofroses.com 


For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 19, 2013 

News Media Contacts: Gina Lehe/Stephanie Montano  (626) 449-4100 





Posted: 9/19/2013 10:00:00 AM
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