Ron Yary Elected Into Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame
Dec. 2, 2012
USC two-time All-American Ron Yary has been elected into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
He will be installed in an induction ceremony on Dec. 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center, and also honored at the Rose Bowl Kickoff Luncheon on Dec. 31 and during the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game. A permanent plaque in his honor will be displayed at the Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl stadium.
He becomes the 22nd Trojan player, coach or administrator inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Joining Yary as 2012 inductees are former Arizona State and Ohio State head coach John Cooper and former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese.
Yary played in the Rose Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 seasons. The Trojans won the national championship in 1967 as Yary won the Outland Trophy. The three-time All-Conference first teamer was the No. 1 pick of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played 14-plus years, including on 4 Super Bowl teams, before spending his final 1982 season with the Rams. He was a 6-time NFL All-Pro.
He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame and USC Athletic Hall of Fame.