1984 Football Team


‣ Finished 1984 season with a record of 11-1, 6-1 in the Pac-10.
‣ Won the 1985 Orange Bowl with a 28-17 win over No. 2-ranked Oklahoma; first team from the West Coast, or from the Pac-10, to play in the Orange Bowl game
‣ Ranked No. 2 in the final AP and UPI polls, but also named national champions by Football News, Berryman and the National Championship Foundation (which named multiple champions)
‣ Head coach: Don James
‣ Captains: Dan Eernissee, Danny Greene, Tim Meamber, Jimmy Rodgers

All-American Selections

‣ DT Ron Holmes (1st-team); ILB Tim Meamber (2nd-team); OLB Fred Small and PK Jeff Jaeger (honorable mention)

All-Pac-10 Selections

‣ Holmes, Meamber and Small were all first-team All-Pac-10 selections; Holmes won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10’s defensive lineman of the year; C Dan Eernissee, OT Dennis Maher and QB Hugh Millen were first-team Academic All-Pac-10