COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WINNINGEST QUARTERBACK LEADS LAS VEGAS BOWL HALL OF FAME CLASS
One Player, One Coach and One Contributor to be Honored this December
LAS VEGAS – The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl’s Hall of Fame will welcome its third class this December to help commemorate reaching the game’s 30-year milestone.
The group, which was announced Tuesday by SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl executive director John Saccenti, is made up of college football’s all-time winningest starting quarterback, Kellen Moore (Player), the only head coach to go 4-0 in the bowl game, Chris Petersen (Coach), and former ESPN executive Pete Derzis (Contributor), who had a big hand in growing the game into its current form.
The Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the One Vegas gala at Allegiant Stadium December 29 as well as at the game the following evening. The 2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl will be played Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT (10:30 p.m. ET) at Allegiant Stadium. This year’s game will be televised on ESPN and feature a team from the Pac-12 Conference against a team from the Big Ten Conference.
The annual college football postseason event features an alignment of three top conferences that feature 40 powerhouse brands spanning the nation. The Pac-12 will face a team from the Big Ten in 2021, ’23 and ’25 and a team from the Southeastern Conference in 2022 and ’24.
Tickets to the 2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl, with prices starting at $50 (plus fees), are available by visiting www.lvbowl.com.
“Three decades is a milestone for our game to reach and playing on a new date with our new matchup in our new home at Allegiant Stadium makes this year even more special,” said Saccenti. “This impressive class will make it even more memorable. Coach Petersen was perfect in our game while representing two different schools. His former quarterback, Kellen Moore, also did not lose a Las Vegas Bowl and closed his storied collegiate career with us. And I have had the pleasure of working for and with Pete Derzis for 20 years, during which our game developed into a can’t-miss event every December.”
The Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Fame welcomes a class every five years but there is no time requirement to be eligible for induction. While there is no minimum or maximum amount of honorees in a class, inductees fall under the following categories: Player, Coach, Founder or Contributor.
The inaugural class in 2011 featured Steven Jackson (Oregon State running back), Anthony Calvillo (Utah State quarterback), John Robinson (UNLV head coach) and Rossi Ralenkotter (founding father). The 2016 class welcomed Marshawn Lynch (Cal running back), Brent Musburger (broadcaster) and Rob Dondero (founder).
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Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, Texas, SRS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing building products distributors in the United States. Since their inception, SRS has established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving their customers, partnering with their key suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. SRS currently operates under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 440 locations across 45 states. For more information visit https://www.srsdistribution.com/.
About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders in 2020. Allegiant Stadium, which won “Best Venue” honors at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium will host world-class entertainment including concerts and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game, Las Vegas Bowl and Vegas Kickoff Classic and serves as the home of UNLV Football. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada. For more information on Allegiant Stadium, visit https://www.allegiantstadium.com/.
ESPN EventsESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
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