Over the years, Husky football has produced numerous memorable seasons and established many traditions. This upcoming season, the 1961 Rose Bowl Champion team and the 100th playing of the Apple Cup will both be recognized with many exciting events both on and off the field.
One of the ways the University of Washington Athletics Department is honoring those great seasons and traditions is by recognizing them on the 2007 Football Season Tickets. With arguably the most attractive seven-game home schedule in the nation, we need Husky fans to help us decide who should be recognized on the remaining five tickets.
The selection committee narrowed the list for each of the teams that will be honored. Each of these teams the committee selected was the Rose Bowl Champion (or Orange Bowl Champion, as is the case for the 1984 team). The committee decided a perfect starting point would be to go back 30 years to the 1977 team that played in the 1978 Rose Bowl.
Each of the teams selected had many deserving players that could represent their team on the ticket. The 1991 team had eight players that were recognized as First-Team All-Pac-10 Conference, plus another player that shared the Rose Bowl MVP. If fans feel there is another more deserving candidate, we welcome write in nominations.
All five winners will be announced on GoHuskies.com later this month. Visit GoHuskies.com to cast your vote to determine who will grace the 2007 Husky football season tickets.
2000 Team (2001 Rose Bowl Champions):
The Huskies saw seven players earn first- or second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2000, highlighted by Marques Tuiasosopo, who was the conference¹s Offensive Player of the Year. He was also honored as the Pop Warner Award winner as the West Coast¹s top player.
The Huskies won seven games by a touchdown or less, and trailed in eight of their 11 victories. Although the games were close, the Huskies did put up big offensive numbers scoring 30 or more points a school record eight times during the season.
The season was also marred by tragedy when on October 28 safety Curtis Williams suffered a serious spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed below the neck. The team was able to rally around the second-team All-Pac-10 player and he was in the Rose Bowl press box for the game. Williams eventually would pass away on May 6, 2002
Schedule of Voting:
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