Pat Jones Named To Gator Bowl Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 12:57 pm
By: News 9

Former Oklahoma State head football coach Pat Jones has been elected into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.

Jones, the winningest coach in OSU history, will be inducted into the 2011 Hall of Fame Class along with ex-Michigan wide receiver Anthony Carter and former Gator Bowl Association Bill Nimnicht Sr.

Jones led OSU to back-to-back Gator Bowl appearances in 1984 and 1985. The Cowboys won the first of those games with a 21-14 victory over South Carolina, a win that gave OSU 10 victories for the first time in school history. In 1985, Jones' team lost to Florida State, 34-23.

"This award is a reflection of all the hard work put in by the players and coaches of that era," said Jones.

In 11 seasons with the Cowboys, Jones tallied 62 victories and is the only OSU coach to reach 10 wins in a season three times.

The award will be presented to Jones and the other candidates at the coaches luncheon and Hall of Fame ceremony on Dec. 31.