Bobby Ross Named to 2015 ACC Legends Class

Sept. 29, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Ross, who guided the Yellow Jackets to the 1990 national championship, is one of 14 named to the 2015 ACC Football Legends Class, which was announced by the conference on Tuesday.

The class will be honored at the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Belk Bowl on Friday, Dec. 4, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 11th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

The 2015 class is headlined by Ross, who will be honored this season as Tech celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1990 national championship, along with Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn and Miami running back Clinton Portis — each part of national championships for their respective teams.

Boston College center Dan Koppen, Clemson linebacker Anthony Simmons, Duke running back Chris Douglas, Louisville quarterback Chris Redman, North Carolina offensive lineman Ken Huff, NC State defensive back and return specialist Fred Combs, Syracuse tight end Chris Gedney, Virginia defensive end Patrick Kerney, Virginia Tech defensive end Corey Moore and Wake Forest punter Chuck Ramsey complete this year’s Legends class.

A native of Richmond, Va., Ross restored Georgia Tech to national prominence as head coach, highlighted by the 1990 national title. From 1989 through 1991, Ross led the Yellow Jackets to three consecutive seven-win seasons for the first time in nearly 30 years, and consecutive bowl berths (1990 and 1991) for the first time in 20 years. Ross directed Tech to the 1990 UPI National Championship as the nation’s only unbeaten team at 11-0-1 following a convincing win over Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl. A consensus National Coach of the Year and the ACC Coach of the Year, Ross returned Tech to the glory days of Bobby Dodd as the No. 1 ranked team by UPI, The Sporting News and Scripps Howard. The only coach to win ACC titles at two different schools, he went on to coach the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.

Reserved tables and seats for the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Belk Bowl are available now as part of the ACC’s new Queen City Club memberships, which provide customers with premium amenities at all Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game events. Individual Night of Legends tickets are also available, and fans are encouraged to secure their access to this event by visiting: http://www.theacc.com/fcgtickets.

2015 ACC Football Legends Class

ACC Legend School Pos. Years Hometown/Current Residence
Dan Koppen Boston College C 1999-02 Dubuque, Iowa/East Greenwich, R.I.
Anthony Simmons Clemson ILB 1995-97 Spartanburg, S.C./Las Vegas, Nev.
Chris Douglas Duke RB 2000-03 Sherills Ford, N.C./Plainfield, Ill.
Warrick Dunn Florida State RB 1993-96 Baton Rouge, La./Atlanta, Ga.
Bobby Ross Georgia Tech HC 1987-91 Richmond, Va./Henrico, Va.
Chris Redman Louisville QB 1996-99 Louisville, Ky./Same
Clinton Portis Miami RB 1999-01 Gainesville, Fla./Charlotte, N.C.
Ken Huff North Carolina OG 1972-74 Coronado, Calif./Durham, N.C.
Fred Combs NC State CB 1965-67 Hertford, N.C./Raleigh, N.C.
Tony Dorsett Pitt RB 1973-76 Aliquippa, Pa./Frisco, Texas
Chris Gedney Syracuse TE 1989-92 Liverpool, N.Y./Syracuse, N.Y.
Patrick Kerney Virginia DE 1995-98 Yardley, Pa./Riverside, Conn.
Corey Moore Virginia Tech DE 1997-99 Brownsville, Tenn./Lansing, Mich.
Chuck Ramsey Wake Forest P 1971-73 Knoxville, Tenn./Same

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