SANDY STEPHENSGame 101 | December 12, 1961 | Sandy Stephens, John Mulvena, Bobby Bell
The 1961 Gopher football team went to the Rose Bowl for a second straight year and won the game over UCLA by a score of 21-3. Stephens and tackle Bell both were named All Americans. Stephens was the first African American All-American quarterback in college football history. Mulvena, a guard, was the team captain.
Wikipedia - Sandy Stephens
Thirty years after he left football, Stephens was named to the University of Minnesota All Century Team, the Star Tribune 100 All-Century Top Sports Figures (No. 30), and awarded NCAA Legends status. He was inducted into the University of Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, the Western Pennsylvania All Sports Hall of Fame and he was nominated for induction into the National and College Football Foundation Hall of Fame. One of his most coveted recognitions was his induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1997. On May 17, 2011, Stephens was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 16-member Class of 2011. He is the 22nd Gopher to be elected into the College Football Hall of Fame and the fourth from the 1960 National Championship team.
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