Pac-12 All-Century Football finalists to be revealed on 'Inside Pac-12 Football'

Starting Tuesday, September 29, a first glance at the finalists for the All-Century Football Team will be available to Pac-12 fans everywhere.

The process began with over 700 eligible players and coaches who excelled at their respective Pac-12 schools. All coaches and players who were a member of the PCC, AAWU, Pac-8, Pac-10 or Pac-12 for at least one year were eligible. 119 panelists cast ballots, ranking their top ten at each position. This panel of experts consisted of members of the media, Conference and university employees and some of the most talented players and coaches in the history of Pac-12 football. Here are just a few who participated on the panel:

  • Marcus Allen, former USC running back and Heisman Trophy winner

  • John Elway, former Stanford All-American quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Rich Brooks, former Oregon head coach

  • Kenny Easley, former UCLA All American safety and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Troy Aikman, former UCLA quarterback and Davey O'Brien Award winner

  • Ronnie Lott, former USC cornerback and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Lynn Swann, former USC All-American wide receiver

  • Tedy Bruschi, former Arizona All-American defensive end and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Al Harris, former Arizona State All-American defensive end

  • Rueben Mayes, former Washington State All-American running back and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Lincoln Kennedy, former Washington All American tackle and College Football Hall of Famer

  • Steve Preece, former Oregon State quarterback

  • Gary Plummer, former Cal defensive tackle

  • Ted Robinson, Pac-12 Networks and San Francisco 49ers play-by-play voice

  • Dan Uthman, USA Today college sports senior editor

  • Shelley Smith, ESPN SportsCenter correspondent

  • Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star columnist

When each ballot was submitted, the candidates at each position were assigned a point value based on their rank. For example, the top quarterback on the ballot received ten points and the tenth quarterback received one point. Using these point values, the candidates were weighted throughout the voting process. When the voting period ended, the list was summarized to only include the overall top ten at each position based on their total number of points, with the exception being the offensive line where 20 offensive linemen were selected as finalists.

Now with just 150 players and coaches vying for spots on the All-Century Football Team, it’s time for the fans to weigh in.

Each Tuesday night, the Inside Pac-12 Football crew will break down various positions and analyze the category’s finalists exclusively on Tonight, Mike Yam, Curtis Conway and Nigel Burton will join the segment to discuss the running backs, which will be narrowed down to two starters.



Sept. 29– Oct. 5

Running Backs (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Oct. 6 – 12

Wide Receivers (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Tight Ends (10 finalists, 1 starter)

Oct. 13 – 19

Defensive Tackles (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Defensive Ends (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Oct. 20 – 26

Offensive Linemen (20 finalists, 5 starters)

Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

Cornerbacks (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Safeties (10 finalists, 2 starters)

Nov. 3 – 9

Special Teams

(15 finalists: 5 kickers, 1 starter; 5 punters, 1 starter; 5 returners, 1 starter)

Nov. 10 – 16

Linebackers (10 finalists, 3 starters)

Nov. 17 – 23

Quarterbacks (10 finalists, 1 starter)

Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

Head Coach (10 finalists, 1 selected)

On Tuesday, December 1 at 9 p.m. PT, fans will see if their favorites made the cut during a 60-minute special entitled Pac-12 All-Century: Football Team. All 50 members of the All-Century Football Team will be unveiled, including the starting offensive and defensive lineups. At the end of the show, the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Century will be named.

To learn more, visit the Centennial page.