2010 SEC FOOTBALL LEGEND BIOs FOR DINNER PROGRAM ALABAMA – Cornelius Griffin, Defensive Tackle, 1998-99
After earning Junior College All-America honors at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, Cornelius Griffin started every game for the Crimson Tide as a junior, leading the defensive front in tackles with 59, including 10 for losses. He had a season-high eight tackles three times in 1998 against Mississippi State, LSU and Florida. Griffin earned second team All-SEC honors as a senior when he amassed 53 tackles, including 5.5 quarterback sacks and three pass deflections. He was a second round selection (42nd selection overall) by the New York Giants in the 2000 NFL Draft, playing for the Giants from 2000-03 and the Washington Redskins from 2004-09.
ARKANSAS – Frank Broyles, Head Coach, 1958-76
Frank Broyles served as head coach at the University of Arkansas from 1958-76 and was its athletics director from 1973-2007. During his coaching career, the Razorbacks were 144-58-5 and won or tied for seven Southwest Conference titles. He led the Hogs to nine bowl games and the 1964 national championship by the Football Writers Association of America and the Helms Foundation after posting an 11-0 record and defeating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl. In 1983 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and in 1996 the Broyles Award was established and is given each year to the nation’s outstanding college football assistant coach. AUBURN – Gregg Carr, Linebacker, 1981-84
A four-year letter winner, Gregg Carr was a consensus All-American, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, one of the NCAA’s Top Five Student-Athletes and a Lombardi Award nominee as a senior. He was the SEC Lineman of the Year and named the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club’s Most Valuable SEC Lineman. A three-time All-SEC selection and a four-time Academic All-SEC team member, he was Auburn’s leading tackler as a sophomore and junior and the second leading tackler as a senior. The sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers went on to play four years in the NFL. Carr is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and received an NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2010. FLORIDA – Kevin Carter, Defensive End, 1991-94
Kevin Carter was a second team All-SEC performer as a sophomore and first-team All-SEC his junior and senior years. After finishing his career with 42.5 tackles for losses and 21.8 sacks, he was voted to the Florida Gator All-Century Team and the 100th Anniversary Team. Carter was inducted into the University of Florida Sports Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 2004. The sixth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, Carter helped lead that team to the 1999 Super Bowl Championship. The two-time Pro Bowler also serves on the Executive Committee of the NFL Players Association. GEORGIA – Ben Zambiasi, Linebacker, 1974-77
All-American Ben Zambiasi led the Bulldogs in tackles three consecutive years, finishing his career with 467, a record that still stands today. He earned all-SEC honors in his last three seasons and helped the ‘Dogs to the 1976 SEC Championship. Zambiasi was an Academic All-American selection, and is a member of the University of Georgia Team of the Century. He played 11 years for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League, earning All-Star Team recognition six times and leading his team to four Grey Cups, winning the 1986 Championship. In 2004, he was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Tiger-Cats Walk of Fame and the Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour. KENTUCKY – Tim Couch, Quarterback, 1996-98
Tim Couch earned first team All-America honors and was the consensus SEC Player of the Year in 1998 after setting NCAA records for most completions in a season (400 in 1998), most completions in a two-year period (763 in 1997-1998) and most completions per game in a two-year period (34.7, 1997-1998). Overall, he set seven NCAA records, 14 SEC records and 26 school records in his career. Couch led Kentucky to the Outback Bowl in 1998, UK’s first appearance in a New Year’s Day bowl in 47 years. After finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, he was the first selection in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. LSU – Fred Miller, Tackle, 1960-62
Fred Miller was a first team All-American and All-SEC tackle for the Tigers, starting on the offensive and defensive lines during his career. In his tenure LSU won two SEC Championships and defeated Colorado in the 1961 Orange Bowl. A year later, they beat Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Miller is a member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and LSU’s Modern Day Team of the Century. He played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts, much of it serving as the team’s defensive captain. Miller made three trips to the Pro Bowl and played in two Super Bowls. OLE MISS – Everett Lindsay, Offensive Line, 1989-92
After playing high school football for only one year, Everett Lindsay walked on at Ole Miss and was later awarded a scholarship. He earned first team All-America honors in 1991 and 1992 and was named All-SEC. He was awarded the Jacobs Trophy, given to the SEC’s best blocker, by the league’s coaches and served as team captain. Lindsay helped the Rebels to three consecutive bowl appearances and played in the Senior Bowl. He was selected to the Ole Miss Team of the Century and was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. A fifth-round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Lindsay played for 11 seasons with Minnesota, Baltimore and Cleveland.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Eric Moulds, Wide Receiver, 1993-95
Eric Moulds was named first team All-SEC and honorable mention All-America in 1995 after catching 62 passes for 779 yards and six touchdowns. He finished his career ranked third on both the school’s all-time reception list with 117 catches and receiving yardage list with 2,022 yards. Moulds was also the 1994 NCAA kickoff return champion with a 32.8 yards per return average. He was a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1996 NFL Draft, where he played 10 seasons, was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and named a member of the Bills all-time team. In 1998, he led the NFL with 1,368 receiving yards. SOUTH CAROLINA – Andrew Provence, Defensive Tackle, 1979-1982
Andrew Provence ranks second on the South Carolina career list in total tackles (401), tackles for losses (35) and sacks (26). He broke the Carolina single-season sack mark in 1982 with ten. He led the team in tackles in 1981 and 1982 and was named to Carolina’s Modern Era All-Time Team. Provence was named to The Sporting News’ All-America Team in 1982 and third-team All-America by the Associated Press in 1982. He was also invited to play in the Senior Bowl. Provence was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 1983 NFL Draft, where he played until 1987. In 2010 he was inducted into the Carolina Hall of Fame. TENNESSEE – Al Wilson, Linebacker, 1996-98
Al Wilson was an All-America selection from the 1998 undefeated national championship team and a two-time All-SEC choice. As team captain that year, he ranked third on the team with 77 tackles despite missing three games due to injury. And his highlight was a 12-tackle performance against Florida in which he caused a school-record three fumbles. Wilson was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, where he played his entire eight-year career. He passed the 100-tackle mark in each of his last five NFL seasons, including leading Denver in tackles with 128 in 2003. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All-Pro pick.
VANDERBILT – Corey Chavous, Cornerback, 1994-97
Corey Chavous was a consensus first team All-SEC selection and a mainstay on the 1996 Vanderbilt unit that led the league in total defense. As a senior, he led Vanderbilt in interceptions and kickoff returns. Chavous was a second round selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He went on to an 11-year career with Arizona, Minnesota and St. Louis. In 2003, Chavous made 86 tackles, had a career-high eight interceptions and one touchdown, culminating in being named to the Pro Bowl. Since his retirement, he has become a leading draft authority in the sports of football, basketball and baseball.