ADvOCATES  of  WALK-ON U 

TERRY DONAHUE

Head Coach UCLA, 1976-1995

2 time Pac-10 Coach of the Year

Walk-On: UCLA

 

Donahue built UCLA's football program into one of the finest in the nation. He led the Bruins to 13 post-season bowl games, including four Rose Bowls, and won five Pacific-10 Conference championships. He became the first coach in NCAA history to win a bowl game in seven consecutive seasons, winning the 1983 and 1984 Rose Bowls, the 1985 Fiesta Bowl, the 1986 Rose Bowl, the 1986 Freedom Bowl, the 1987 Aloha Bowl and the 1989 Cotton Bowl. 

SHAUN O'HARA

Player, Cleveland Browns 2000-2003

New York Giants 2004-2010

3 Time Pro Bowl Selection

Walk-On: Rutgers

 

Shaun O'Hara (born June 23, 1977) is a former American football center who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for Rutgers University. He began his professional career by signing as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns, and spent the majority of his NFL career with the New York Giants. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

DABO SWINNEY

Head Coach Clemson, 2008-Current

National Coach of the Year 2013

Walk-On: Alabama

At 42, Swinney is the youngest head coach in the ACC and one of the youngest in the country. However, his résumé is already stuffed with many significant accomplishments; two top-10 final rankings in the USA Today poll, a first for the program since the 1987,88 seasons. Each team won 11 games, the first time the program won 11 games in consecutive seasons, including a 38-10 triumph over No. 3 Virginia Tech that gave the Tigers the 2011 ACC title. The program became the first non-SEC program to defeat top-10 SEC teams in consecutive games in the history of college football.

LOU HOLTZ

Head Coach Notre Dame, 1986-1996

2 time National Coach of the Year 1988 & 2000

Walk-On: Kent State

 

Holtz retired with a career record of 249-132-7, which ranks him sixth all-time in victories. He has received such honors as Coach of the Year and has won national championships. Holtz has taken six schools to bowl games within two years of arriving as coach, including the only bowl game in William & Mary history. He has taken teams to 22 post-season bowl games in his career. Holtz is the only coach to lead four schools to top-20 finishes.

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