As the Pac-12 Conference celebrates it's 100th anniversary, an all-century team will be honored prior to this Saturday's championship game between Stanford and USC from Levi's® Stadium.
Headlining the festivities is San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott, who will be crowned as the Pac-12's Defensive Player of the Century. In Lott's three seasons at USC from 1978-80, the prolific safety grabbed 14 interceptions and scored two touchdowns. The 49ers drafted Lott in the first round (8th overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft. Lott then enjoyed a 14-year NFL career, highlighted by 10 Pro Bowl appearances, six All-Pro honors and four Super Bowl rings.
Former Stanford quarterback and fellow NFL Hall of Famer John Elway will be honored as the conference's Offensive Player of the Century.
In addition to their respective awards, Lott and Elway will also present the game ball.
49ers running back Reggie Bush will also be on hand as a member of the All-Century Team. While at USC, the potent running back and return man scored a ridiculous 42 touchdowns in three seasons. Bush is currently on the Injured Reserve List following knee surgery earlier in the season.
Fans who wish to attend the game, a limited number of tickets are still available here. For those watching from home, the game will kick off at 4:45 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Here is the rest of the All-Century Team:
- QB Jim Plunkett, Stanford
- RB Marcus Allen, USC
- RB Bush, USC
- WR J.J. Stokes, UCLA
- WR Ken Mergerum, Stanford
- WR Keyshawn Johnson, USC
- OL Ron Yary, USC
- OL Lincoln Kennedy, Washington
- DE Tedy Bruschi, Arizona
- DT Steve Entman, Washington
- DT Ed White, California
- LB Jerry Robinson, UCLA
- CB Joey Browner, USC
- K Jason Hanson, Washington State
- P Tom Hackett, Utah
Margerum, Plunckett, Allen and Browner will handle the coin toss. R&B star Brian McKnight will sing the national anthem.