Fitzgerald, Cooper to be honored at Fiesta Bowl

January, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and former Ohio State head coach John Cooper are among the 14 new College Football Hall of Fame inductees to be honored before tonight's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. 

The Hall of Famers will be introduced just prior to kickoff between No. 3 Texas and No. 10 Ohio State (Fox, 8 p.m. ET). Fitzgerald was inducted as a player, having led Northwestern to consecutive Big Ten titles as an All-American linebacker in 1995 and 1996.

The class actually has three members with Big Ten roots. Head coach Lou Holtz coached at Minnesota from 1984-85. 

Here's the full list of Hall of Famers:

2008 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

  • TROY AIKMAN -- UCLA, QB (1987-88)
  • BILLY CANNON -- LSU, RB (1957-59)
  • COACH JOHN COOPER -- Tulsa (1977- 84), Arizona State (1985-87), Ohio State (1988-2000)
  • JIM DOMBROWSKI -- Virginia, OT (1982- 85)
  • PAT FITZGERALD -- Northwestern, LB (1993-96)
  • COACH LOU HOLTZ -- William & Mary (1969-71), NC State (1972-75), Arkansas (1977-83), Minnesota (1984-85), Notre Dame (1986-96), South Carolina (1999-2004)
  • WILBER MARSHALL -- Florida, LB (1980- 83)
  • RUEBEN MAYES -- Washington St., RB (1982-85)
  • RANDALL McDANIEL -- Arizona St., OG (1984-87)
  • DON McPHERSON -- Syracuse, QB (1984- 87)
  • JAY NOVACEK -- Wyoming, TE (1982-84)
  • DAVE PARKS -- Texas Tech, SE (1961-63)
  • RON SIMMONS -- Florida State, NG (1977- 80)
  • THURMAN THOMAS -- Oklahoma St., RB (1984-87)
  • ARNOLD TUCKER -- Army, QB (1944-46) 

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