CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
One of the most versatile players in Georgia football history, Champ
Bailey played as a wide receiver, cornerback and on special teams
(kickoff and returns) during his collegiate career. Bailey appeared
in the 1998 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl where he earned Defensive
MVP and saw action on 113 plays. Bailey helped lead the Bulldogs
to a win that day, catching a 14-yard touchdown and ultimately
defeating Virginia 35-33.
By the end of Bailey’s time in Athens, he had earned All-Conference
honors in 1997 and 1998, All-SEC Freshman honors in 1996, All-
America honors and won the 1998 Bronko Nagurski Award as the
best defensive player in the nation. Bailey played over 1,000 plays
in 1998, including more than 100 plays in seven different games
due to his ability to play multiple positions.
Bailey was a first round draft pick to the Washington Redskins in
1999 and went on to win a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos
in 2014. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
earlier this year.
As the winningest coach in Baylor History, Grant Teaff amassed a
128-105-6 coaching record along with two Southwest Conference
titles and eight bowl appearances. Teaff earned National Coach
of the Year honors from the AFCA in 1974 when he guided Baylor
to an 8-4 record and the school’s first Southwest Conference title
in 50 years.
In the 1979 Peach Bowl, freshman quarterback Mike Brannon
threw two touchdown passes and Baylor blocked two Clemson
punts to lead the Bears to victory. The Clemson Tigers, led by Billy
Lott’s 204 passing yards, were stopped late in the game following
an onside kick recovery as Baylor held on for the 24-18 win.
Coach Teaff has served as the executive director of the American
Football Coaches Association (AFCA) for 22 years. He continues to
sit as executive director, but stepped into an emeritus role in 2016.
Teaff has also served on the Board of Directors of the National
Football Foundation since 1994.
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