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Saturday, October 16, 2010
SEC 2010 Legends class announced

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The SEC has announced its 2010 Football Legends class.

The 12 players -- one from each school -- will be honored during the SEC championship game weekend this season in Atlanta.

The SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will feature the legends from the 12 SEC schools on Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the SEC championship game the next day.

Here's a look at the 12 legends and their bios, courtesy of the SEC:

ALABAMA – Cornelius Griffin, Defensive Tackle, 1998-99

After transferring from Pearl River (Miss.) Community College for his junior season, Cornelius Griffin's talent, drive and personality quickly made him a team leader for the Crimson Tide. After earning Junior College All-America honors at Pearl River, Griffin was an immediate starter at defensive tackle in 1998. He started every game that season, leading the Crimson Tide defensive front in tackles with 59, including 10 for losses. Griffin had a season-high eight tackles three times in 1998: vs. Mississippi State, LSU and Florida. Griffin earned Second Team All-SEC honors as a senior in 1999 when he amassed 53 tackles, including 5.5 quarterback sacks and three pass deflections. One of seven children, Griffin was a 2nd Round selection (42nd selection overall) by the New York Giants in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played for the Giants from 2000-03 and the Washington Redskins from 2004-09.

ARKANSAS – Frank Broyles, Head Coach, 1958-76

Frank Broyles
The Razorbacks were 144-58-5 under Frank Broyles as coach.
Frank Broyles served as head coach at the University of Arkansas from 1958-76 and was the athletics director at the school from 1973-2007.  During his coaching career, the Razorbacks were 144-58-5 and won or tied for seven Southwest Conference titles.  He led the Hogs to nine post-season bowl games.  He directed the Razorbacks to the 1964 national championship by the Football Writers Association of America and the Helms Foundation, posting an 11-0 record and defeating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl Classic.  More than 30 of his former players went on to become college or professional football coaches.  Following his coaching career, he worked for nine years as a color analyst for college football games at ABC Sports.  In 1983, Broyles was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  In 1996, the Broyles Award was established and is given each year to the nation’s outstanding college football assistant coach.  During his tenure as Arkansas’ athletics director, the Razorbacks won 43 national championships, 57 Southwest Conference titles and 48 SEC titles.

AUBURN – Gregg Carr, Linebacker, 1981-84

As a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Tigers from 1981-84, Gregg Carr was the SEC's most honored athlete in 1984. As a senior, the civil engineering major was a consensus All-American, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, one of the NCAA's Top Five Student-Athletes and a Lombardi Award nominee.  The Birmingham native was the 1984 SEC Lineman of the Year and named the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club Most Valuable SEC Lineman. A three-time All-SEC selection and a four-time Academic All-SEC team member, he was Auburn’s leading tackler as a sophomore and junior and the second leading tackler as a senior. Carr finished career at Auburn with nine sacks and 289 solo tackles. Carr was a sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1985 and went on to play four years in the National Football League. A member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipient in 2010, Carr graduated from the Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine in 1994 and is currently an orthopedic surgeon at Brookwood Medical Center, in Birmingham.

FLORIDA – Kevin Carter, Defensive End, 1991-94

Kevin Carter finished his college career with 42.5 career tackles for loss and 21.8 quarterback sacks.  He started 38 of his last 39 games, was a four-year letter winner and was a second-team All-SEC performer after his sophomore season and a first-team All-SEC his junior and senior years. In addition, he was named to the Walter Camp All-America first team and the Football News All-America first team. In 2000, Carter was voted to the Florida Gator All-Century Team and in 2006 he was voted to the University of Florida Gator 100th Anniversary Team. Carter was inducted into the University of Florida Sports Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2004.  He was the sixth overall pick of the 1995 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and played in the NFL for 14 seasons.  He helped lead the Rams to a victory in the 1999 Super Bowl and was a Pro Bowl selection in 1999 and 2002.  He is also on the Executive Committee of the NFL Players Association.

GEORGIA – Ben Zambiasi, Linebacker, 1974-77

All-American linebacker Ben Zambiasi of Macon, Ga., led the Georgia Bulldogs in tackles three straight years from 1975-77.  He finished his career with 467 career tackles—a school record that still stands today.  He earned all-SEC honors during his last three seasons and helped lead the ‘Dogs to the 1976 SEC Championship.  He was also an Academic All-American selection in 1976.  He is a member of the University of Georgia Team of the Century.  After graduation, he played 11 years for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League earning All-Star Team recognition six times and leading his team to four Grey Cups, winning the 1986 championship.  In 2004, he received the league’s highest honor being named to the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Tiger-Cats Walk of Fame and the Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour.

Tim Couch
Former Kentucky QB Tim Couch was the No. 1 pick in the 1999 NFL draft.
KENTUCKY – Tim Couch, Quarterback, 1996-98

Tim Couch earned first-team All-America honors and was the consensus choice as SEC Player of the Year in 1998.  He held the NCAA record for completion percentage in a single game (minimum of 40 completions) and completions per game (36.4, 400 in 11 games) in 1998.  He also left Kentucky holding NCAA records for most completions in a season (400 in 1998), most completions in a two-year period (763 in 1997-1998), most completions per game in a two-year period (34.7, 1997-1998) and career completion percentage (67.1%). Overall, he set seven NCAA records, 14 SEC records and 26 school records in his college career.  Couch led Kentucky to a berth in the Outback Bowl that season, UK’s first appearance in a New Year’s Day bowl in 47 years.  After finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting as a junior, he was the first selection in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

LSU – Fred Miller, Tackle, 1960-62

Fred Miller was a first-team All-America and All-SEC tackle for the Tigers in 1962.  He led the way as a key blocker for Heisman Trophy runner-up Jerry Stovall during that season.  He started on both the offensive and defensive lines for LSU during his career.  In three years at LSU, the Tigers won a pair of SEC titles (1961-62).  The Tigers defeated Colorado in the Orange Bowl following the 1961 season and followed that up with a 13-0 win over #4 Texas in the Cotton Bowl a year later.  He is a member of both the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.  He played 10 seasons (1963-72) in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts, much of it serving as the team’s defensive captain.  He played in three Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls.  He is also a member of the LSU’s Modern Day Team of the Century.

OLE MISS – Everett Lindsay, Offensive Line, 1989-92

After playing high school football only one year, Everett Lindsay walked on as a freshman at Ole Miss, earned a scholarship, and went on to become one of the nation’s finest offensive linemen.  He earned first-team All-America honors in 1991 and 1992 and was also named All-SEC.  In a vote of the league’s coaches, he was awarded the Jacobs Trophy, given to the SEC’s best blocker in 1992 and also served as the team captain that season.  He was named to the All-SEC freshman team in 1989.  Lindsay helped the Rebels to three straight bowl games and played in the Senior Bowl as well.  He was selected to the Ole Miss Team of the Century (1893-1993) and was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.  A fifth round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Lindsay enjoyed an 11-year career in the NFL, playing for Minnesota, Baltimore and Cleveland.

Eric Moulds
Eric Moulds left Mississippi State ranked third all-time for receptions and receiving yards.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Eric Moulds, Wide Receiver, 1993-95

Eric Moulds was named first-team All-SEC and honorable mention All-America in 1995 after catching 62 passes for 779 yards and six touchdowns.  He finished his Mississippi State athletic career ranked third on both the school’s all-time reception list with 117 catches and receiving yardage list (2,022 yards).   Moulds was also the 1994 NCAA Division I-A kickoff return champion with a 32.8 yard average.  He was a first round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1996 NFL Draft where he played 10 seasons, was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and named a member of the Bills all-time team.  In 1998, he led the NFL with 1,368 receiving yards.  In his 12-year NFL career, he had 764 receptions for 9,995 yards and 49 touchdowns.

SOUTH CAROLINA – Andrew Provence, Defensive Tackle, 1979-1982

Andrew Provence ranks second on the South Carolina career list in total tackles (401), tackles for loss (35.0) and sacks (26.0).  He broke the Carolina single-season sack mark in 1982 with ten.  He led the team in tackles in both 1981 and 1982 and was named to Carolina’s Modern Era All-Time Team.  He was named the The Sporting News’ All-America Team in 1982 and named third-team All-America by AP in 1982.  He was selected to play in the Senior Bowl following his senior season.  The Savannah, Ga. product was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 1983 NFL Draft, where he played until 1987.  He was inducted into the Carolina Hall of Fame in 2010.

TENNESSEE – Al Wilson, Linebacker, 1996-98

Al Wilson was an All-America selection from the 1998 undefeated national championship team and a two-time All-SEC choice.  During the national championship run, and serving as team captain, Wilson ranked third on the team with 77 tackles despite missing three games to injury.  His highlight was a 12-tackle performance against Florida, in which he caused a school-record three fumbles.  He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, where he played his entire eight-year career (1999-2006).  He passed the 100-tackle mark in each of the last five seasons in the NFL, including 109 tackles in 2004 to rank second on the Broncos. Wilson led Denver in tackles for the second consecutive year in 2003 with 128 tackles.  He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All-Pro pick during his NFL career.

VANDERBILT – Corey Chavous, Cornerback, 1994-97

Corey Chavous was a consensus first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and a mainstay on the 1996 Vanderbilt unit that led the league in total defense.  He led Vanderbilt in interceptions and kickoff returns during his senior season.  Chavous was a second round selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.  He went on to an 11-year NFL career with Arizona, Minnesota and St. Louis.  In 2003, Chavous made 86 tackles, a career-high eight interceptions and one touchdown, culminating in being named to the Pro Bowl. Since his retirement, he has become a leading draft authority in the sports of football, basketball and baseball.