Rose Bowl Hall of Fame picks Muir High star

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame picks Muir High star
Ricky Ervins

The MVP of the 1990 Rose Bowl, Ricky Ervins overcame a difficult upbringing. (U.S. Navy photo by Joseph P Cirone/Released)

Ricky Ervins, who attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, is among four inductees to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, Tournament of Roses officials announced.

Ervins, who grew up in Pasadena, had a successful collegiate career as running back at the University of Southern California.  His touchdown run in the 1990 Rose Bowl and it helped the Trojans top Michigan, 17-10. He was named the game’s MVP.

Ervins ran for 126 yards on 30 tries in the game and also caught 5 passes for another 44 yards. Ervins appeared in two other games (1988, 1989) and he ranks 12th on the all-time USC rushing list with 2,337 yards on 488 carries (4.8 avg.) and 17 touchdowns.

NFL Career

Ervins’ had a five-year career in the NFL with the Washington Redskins (1991-1994) and the San Francisco 49ers (1995). He helped the Redskins to their Super Bowl XXVI Championship and was the game’s leading rusher.

Also selected to the Hall of Fame were Bobby Bell, Tommy Prothro, and San Francisco sports columnist Art Spander.

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame includes 121 inductees over its 27-year history. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium

 

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