Carter Gets Rose Bowl HOF Nod

Penn State running back legend Ki-Jana Carter has been selected as a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

Ki-Jana Carter, widely considered among Penn State's greatest all-time running backs, has been selected as a 2104 inductee into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Carter finished second for the 1994 Heisman Trophy and was consensus first-team All-American in 1994.

He was named co-MVP the Rose Bowl for his 156 yards on the ground and three touchdowns on 21 attempts.

One of his most iconic runs came on Penn State's first offensive play of the Rose Bowl game against Oregon, where he blew open an 83-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game, which still stands as the Rose Bowls' third-longest run in history and tops Penn State's lists as the longest run by a Nittany Lion in a bowl.

Carter is joined by coaches Knute Rockne and Dick Vermeil in the 2014 inductee class.

"It's a true honor from the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl committee to be selected for induction into the Hall of Fame," Carter said. "Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl was everything and I always dreamed about playing in the Rose Bowl. To play in the Rose Bowl and be the MVP of the game, it was awesome, but now it's the ultimate honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. It is pretty overwhelming."

The 1995 Rose Bowl victory capped off a perfect 12-0 season, making the Nittany Lions the first conference team to achieve an undefeated season since Ohio State in 1968.

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on December 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center.


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