PASADENA, Calif.– In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses has announced a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All.

Members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise an All-Century Class. In addition, one overall player and one overall coach will be highlighted at a press conference on Selection Sunday, which will take place on December 8, 2013, in Pasadena.

“The FWAA is honored to participate in the celebration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Both organizations have assembled an esteemed voting panel that has been assigned the difficult task of selecting the All-Century Class,” said FWAA President Chris Dufresne. “It will be exciting to see the weekly unveiling of players and coaches in advance of the final class announcement in December. We congratulate all the nominees considered for selection and thank voters for devoting their time and expertise to this prestigious project.”

Since its inception in 1902, countless records have been broken and great moments recorded on the hallowed grounds of the Rose Bowl Stadium. In addition to 17 Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the Rose Bowl Game, numerous coaching legends have adorned the game’s history.

Three nominees will be unveiled each week, by decade, beginning Sunday, September 22, with the 1900’s-1910’s.  A complete schedule is below:

    1900’s – 1910’s - September 22

    1920’s - September 29

    1930’s - October 6

    1940’s - October 13

    1950’s - October 20

    1960’s - October 27

    1970’s - November 3

    1980’s - November 10

    1990’s - November 17

    2000’s - November 24

    2010’s - December 1

    All-Century Class - December 8

For more information on the 100 Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.tournamentofroses.com.

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