Darran Hall, Wide Receiver
Colorado State, 1997
As both a wide receiver and special teams standout, Hall tallied 198 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a surprise 14-yard reverse run and a spectacular 85-yard punt return for a touchdown. Hall’s efforts led the Rams to a 35-24 win over the Tigers, and in addition earned him co-Offensive MVP honors
Bill Snyder, Head Coach
Kansas State, 1995, 1999, 2002
In coaching the Wildcats to three Holiday Bowl victories, Snyder became one of only two coaches with three or more appearances in the Holiday Bowl to have an undefeated record. In 1995, Snyder made his Holiday Bowl debut against Colorado State and prevailed 54-21. He would return to San Diego twice more, winning 24-20 over the Washington Huskies in 1999, and then in his final appearance in 2002, his team came from behind to beat the Arizona State Sun Devils 34-27.