Two Vols join Cotton Bowl Hall

Former University of Tennessee standouts Andy Kozar and Hank Lauricella will be inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame this week. The induction ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Plaza in Dallas.

Kozar and Lauricella played in the 1951 Cotton Bowl, helping fourth-ranked Tennessee upset third-ranked Texas 20-14.

Kozar, a 6-0, 192-pound fullback, rushed 20 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns. His final TD came with 3:11 to play and provided the margin of victory.

Lauricella, a 5-10, 169-pound tailback, rushed 16 times for 131 yards and completed one of six passes for 23 yards. He also caught a pass for 18 yards and punted six times for a 32.6-yard average. He is best remembered, however, for a 75-yard first-quarter run on which he reversed his field three times.

Also scheduled for induction in the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame's class of 2005 are Troy Aikman (UCLA, 1989), Lance Alworth (Arkansas, 1961), Jim Brock (Cotton Bowl Athletics Association, 1979-92), Mike Dean (Texas, 1969-71), Lydell Mitchell (Penn State, 1972) and Gene Stallings (Texas A&M, 1968).

Brad Sham, The Voice of the SBC Cotton Bowl, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The induction ceremony is free to the public.

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