Ty Detmer, Quarterback
In 1989 Penn State beat BYU 50-39, however Detmer completed 42 of 59 passes for 576 yards and two touchdowns. No quarterback in the history of Bowl games has thrown for more yards in one game. In 1990, Detmer was knocked out of the game with two dislocated shoulders, but returned in 1991 to throw for 350 yards and two touchdowns in a 13-13 tie against Iowa. He earned two Offensive Most Valuable Players awards.
John Reid, Executive Director
Reid’s knowledge and guidance brought the Bowl from humble beginnings to its position of national prominence, and it is fitting that he should take a place among those honored for “extraordinary contributions.” He retired as the dean of America’s bowl directors.
Bucky Richardson, Quarterback
Texas A&M, 1990.
Richardson’s 354 total offensive yards led the Aggies to a 65-14 rout of BYU. He rushed for 129 yards and a score, completed 9 of 11 passes for 203 yards and a TD, and caught a 22 -yard touchdown. He was named the Offensive MVP.
Leon White. Linebacker
Against Ohio State in 1982, San Diego native White recorded eight unassisted tackles and was credited with deflecting a pass attempt. In the 1984 National Championship game against Michigan, White helped BYU to a 24-17 win. He recorded seven unassisted tackles and two quarterback sacks on his way to Defensive MVP honors.