HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4602, by Representative Jacobsen



     WHEREAS, The University of Washington's Husky football team has brought national recognition and honor to the State of Washington with its victory in the 1991 Rose Bowl; and

     WHEREAS, The individual and team achievements of the 1990 Husky players will be forever a golden mark commemorating the Huskies' centennial year; and

     WHEREAS, The Huskies' 46-34 victory over the University of Iowa Hawkeyes set a record for the most points ever scored by a winning team since 1949; and

     WHEREAS, The skill of Coach Don James' leadership was demonstrated by this third Rose Bowl victory in his career at the University of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, Mark Brunnell's Most Valuable Player performance with one hundred sixty-three yards passing and four touchdowns places him in league with such other great Husky quarterbacks as Warren Moon and Bob Schloredt; and

     WHEREAS, The game-breaking blocked punt by freshman Andy Mason, the two interceptions by Charles Mincy, and the return of twelve starters to the squad next year, portend such national recognition next year that was so well-deserved this year - the best team in the  nation; and

     WHEREAS, The courage and determination of running back Greg Lewis in recovering from knee surgery to gain 128 yards in the Rose Bowl victory will be a standard for all Husky running backs to come; and

     WHEREAS, The strength and power of the Husky offensive line led by team cocaptain Dean Kirkland produced 408 offensive yards; and

     WHEREAS, The leadership and outstanding play of defensive captains Chico Fraley and Travis Richardson were demonstrated by the Husky defense's play which produced five sacks of Iowa's quarterback, four interceptions, and one recovered fumble, and brought the near collapse of the Hawkeyes' tricky offense;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington honor the 1990 University of Washington Husky football team and Coach Don James; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Coach Don James and the entire 1991 Husky Rose Bowl team.