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Hall of Fame

In 2014, three new members joined the prestigious Senior Bowl Hall of Fame, presented by Mobile Gas, with the addition of Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt and longtime coach Bill Kollar.

The trio made up the 26th class and was inducted April 10 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, AL. It joined a prestigious group of 105 former stars that includes the likes of Joe Namath, Walter Payton, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson and Brett Favre.

Senior Bowl Hall of Fame


CHARTER CLASS OF 1988
Joe Green, Lee Roy Jordan, Steve Largent, Joe Namath, Walter Payton, Bubba Smith, Pat Sullivan, Jim Taylor, Travis Tidwell
CLASS OF 1989
Ed Jones, Ozzie Newsome, John Stallworth, Gene Upshaw, Jack Youngblood
CLASS OF 1990
Paul Brown, Tucker Frederickson, Jerry Kramer, Neil Lomax, Wellington Mara, Finley McRae, Jack Pardee, Rae Schuessler
CLASS OF 1991
Morten Andersen, James Brooks, Dave Butz, Weeb Ewbank, Doug Williams
CLASS OF 1992
Franco Harris, Mike Holovack , Sam Huff, Dan Marino, Don Shula, Pat Swilling
CLASS OF 1993
Cornelius Bennett, Paul 'Bear' Bryant, Ralph 'Shug" Jordan, Tom Landry, Marty Schottenheimer, Lynn Swann
CLASS OF 1994
Robert Brazile, Rickey Jackson, Mark Rypien, Jim Simpson
CLASS OF 1995
Bob Baumhower, Pat Dye, Bo Jackson, Gene Washington
CLASS OF 1996
James Lofton, Dick Steinberg, Kellen Winslow
CLASS OF 1997
Bob Hayes, Sterling Sharpe, Doak Walker
CLASS OF 1998
Jim McMahon, Ray Nitschke, Thurman Thomas
CLASS OF 1999
Tom Banks, Dale Carter, Paul Krause, Albert Lewis, Randall McDaniel, Ark Monk, E.B. Peebles Jr, Derrick Thomas, Roger Wehrli
CLASS OF 2000
Hanford Dixon, Brett Favre, Chuck Howley
CLASS OF 2001
William Andrews, Ron Jaworski, Eddie Robinson
CLASS OF 2002
Todd Christensen, Bert Jones, Steve McNair
CLASS OF 2003
Terry Beasley, Jeremiah Castille, Ted Hendricks
CLASS OF 2004
Derrick Brooks, Christian Okoye, Richard Todd
CLASS OF 2005
Larry Allen, Al Del Greco, Ray Perkins
CLASS OF 2006
Curtis Martin, Tony Nathan, Michael Strahan
CLASS OF 2007
E.J. Junior, Jake Plummer, Hines Ward
CLASS OF 2008
Dean Kleinschmidt, Kevin Mawae, Brian Urlacher
CLASS OF 2009
Shaun Alexander, Jason Taylor
CLASS OF 2010
Larry Johnson, Terrell Owens
CLASS OF 2012
Keith Brooking, Donovan McNabb, Dan Reeves
CLASS OF 2013
John Abraham, Sylvester Croom, Aeneas Williams
CLASS OF 2014
Torry Holt, Bill Kollar, DeMarcus Ware

*No class in 2011 due to NFL Lockout

DEMARCUS WARE

2005 SENIOR BOWL

During his nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, the former Troy University standout was one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, and still is today as he gets ready to start a new phase of his career with the defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos.

Ware, the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, is the second fastest player in league history to reach 100 sacks and is one of only three players to record 10-plus sacks in seven consecutive seasons. The Auburn, Ala., native and seven-time Pro Bowler has ranked in the top three in the NFL in total sacks in four of the past five seasons and holds the Cowboys' franchise records in career sacks (117), fumbles forced (32) and multi-sack games (28).

TORRY HOLT

1999 SENIOR BOWL

Holt was one of the key figures in the 'Greatest Show on Turf' that fueled the St. Louis Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV Championship. He broke Super Bowl rookie records for receptions (7) and yards (109) in the Rams 23-16 win over the Titans in 2000.

During his 11 seasons in the NFL (10 with the Rams and one with the Jaguars), the North Carolina State standout had 920 receptions, 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns. His 868 receptions and 12,594 receiving yards from 2000-2009 led the league and still stands as the most catches and yards in a decade in NFL history.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection was a member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, and holds the NFL record for consecutive seasons with at least 90 receptions (6) and at least 1,300 yards (6).

BILL KOLLAR

1974 SENIOR BOWL

The MVP of the 1974 game was a first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. Kollar played eight seasons for the Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before starting a coaching career that has now spanned three decades.

The Montana State graduate is in his sixth year with the Houston Texans, currently serving as the assistant head coach/defensive line coach. He has coached the defensive line in 24 of his 25 seasons on an NFL sideline.

During his first two seasons with the Texans, Kollar directed the defensive line to the two best run stopping seasons in club history, and the defensive unit also registered at least 30 sacks in three consecutive seasons - another franchise record.

Kollar also coached the defensive line with the Falcons, Rams and Bills.