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.