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Cade McNown College FB Hall of Fame Bound

Dec 6, 2021
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UCLA's Cade McNown will be welcomed into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday when the National Football Foundation holds its 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner presented by Las Vegas. The 2020 and 2021 College Football Hall of Fame classes will both be officially inducted in ceremonies held around the dinner.

Fans can watch the awards dinner on ESPN3 at the following link The show will air from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. PT.

McNown was a four-year starter for the Bruins from 1995-98. He quarterbacked his teams to a 30-14 record in his starts and to shares of the Pac-10 championships in both 1997 and 1998. McNown finished his career as the conference's leader in total offense (11,285 yards) and is the only quarterback in UCLA history to throw for at least 10,000 yards and to pilot the Bruins to four-straight wins over USC. He was under center for the Bruins' school record 20-game win streak compiled in the 1997-1998 seasons.

In 1997, McNown led the nation in passing efficiency with a school record 168.6 mark. He still holds the school mark for most passing yards in a game (513 versus Miami in 1998). He was named a consensus first-team All-America selection, Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, Washington D.C. QB Club Quarterback of the Year and Pop Warner Award recipient (top player in the West) following the 1998 season. McNown finished third in the 1998 balloting for the Heisman Trophy after placing eighth in the 1997 Heisman vote.

McNown completed his UCLA career as the school leader in total offense (11,285 yards), passing yards (10,708), touchdown passes (68) and completions (694). He was enshrined into UCLA's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 and was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in the Class of 2017.

McNown's Career Stats

Year     PA        PC        Pct.      Int        Yds       TDs

1998    357      207      .580     11        3,470   25

1997    312      189      .606     6          3,116   24

1996    336      176      .524     16        2,424   12

1995    245      122      .498     8          1,698   7

Totals  1,250   694      .555     41        10,708 68