Rose Bowl Kicks Off the Week with Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Monday

Published : Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 6:31 AM

The Tournament of Roses Association will induct Chicago Bears founder George Halas, former Arizona State and NFL offensive lineman Randall McDaniel, former Stanford head coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner and former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as the Class of 2018, during an induction ceremony Monday, December 31, at the Lot K Tent outside the stadium.

The ceremony takes place one day prior to the kickoff of the 105th Rose Bowl Game, presented by Northwestern Mutual, between the University of Washington Huskies and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Tournament of Roses announced the selection of the Class of 2018 in September.

Halas was a three-sport athlete at the University of Illinois, but played in the 1919 Rose Bowl Game as a member of the Great Lakes Navy. He led the Navy to a 17-0 win over the Mare Island Marines and was named MVP of the game after scoring on a 32-yard touchdown reception and adding an interception, which he returned for 77 yards. That record that still stands today as the longest non-scoring interception return.

Following his time in the Navy, Halas founded the Chicago Staleys, who became the Chicago Bears in 1921. He was player-coach for 10 years and spent four stints as the team’s head coach, spanning nearly 50 years. The Bears won 324 games and six NFL titles under his tutelage, both of which stood as NFL records until 1993.

McDaniel has been considered by many to be the best pulling guard in NFL history and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Prior to his professional career, McDaniel led the Arizona State Sun Devils to a 1986 Pac-10 title. He won the 1987 Morris Trophy, given to the Pac-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year, and was one of the best players on the Sun Devil team that went on to defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl Game, 22-15.

The two-time All-American was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 1999, the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008, the State of Arizona Hall of Fame in 2011 and was named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team in 2015. Since retiring from professional football, McDaniel has been an elementary school teacher in Minnesota and has started, worked with, and funded numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts in Minnesota and Arizona.

Warner is regarded as one of the most innovative and creative coaches in college football history. During a coaching career that spanned nearly 45 years, Warner won a then-record 319 games and four national championships, the first three at the University of Pittsburgh and the final one at Stanford in 1926.

Warner has made three appearances as coach in the Rose Bowl Game and compiled a 1-1-1 record. The first time he brought a team to the Granddaddy of Them All on January 1, 1925, his Stanford team was defeated by Knute Rockne and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, 27-10.

Warner and Stanford returned to Pasadena for the 1927 Rose Bowl Game and tied Alabama, 7-7, with both schools named National Champions. The following year, Warner earned his first victory in a Rose Bowl Game, defeating his former team, the Pitt Panthers, 7-6.

Young is one of only four players to win Rose Bowl Player of the Game honors twice after leading the Texas Longhorns to back-to-back Rose Bowl Game victories in 2005 and 2006. Against Michigan in 2005, Young threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 192 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in a 38-37 victory over the Wolverines.

The following year, in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowl games ever played, Young led the Longhorns to a 41-38 come-from-behind win over the USC Trojans in the BCS National Championship.

In the victory, Young managed to outdo his numbers from the previous year as he completed 30 of 40 passes for 267 yards, rushed for 200 yards on 19 carries, and scored three total touchdowns, overcoming a 12-point deficit with less than seven minutes left in the game. Young set Rose Bowl Game records in that game for total yards (467), rushing yards by a quarterback (200), touchdowns (5) and points responsible for (30).

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, established in 1989, pays tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All.

Inductees to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium. They are also featured during the Rose Parade and are recognized on the field during the Rose Bowl Game.

Monday’s induction ceremony, which will include a moderated Q&A with the inductees, will start at 12:30 p.m. and should be over by 2 p.m. Tickets are $40, which includes a plated lunch.

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