HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4623, by Representatives Heavey, Basich, Hargrove, Beck, Schmidt, Winsley, Brumsickle, Anderson, Appelwick, Ballard, Belcher, Betrozoff, Bowman, Braddock, Bray, Brekke, Broback, Brough, Cantwell, Casada, Chandler, Cole, Cooper, Day, Dellwo, Dorn, Ebersole, Edmondson, Ferguson, G. Fisher, R. Fisher, Forner, Franklin, Fraser, Fuhrman, Grant, Haugen, Hine, Hochstatter, Holland, Horn, Inslee, Jacobsen, P. Johnson, R. Johnson, Jones, J. King, R. King, Kremen, Leonard, Lisk, Locke, Ludwig, May, McLean, R. Meyers, Mielke, Miller, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Moyer, H. Myers, Nealey, Neher, Nelson, O'Brien, Ogden, Orr, Padden, Paris, Peery, Phillips, Prentice, Prince, Pruitt, Rasmussen, Rayburn, Riley, Roland, Rust, Scott, Sheldon, Silver, D. Sommers, H. Sommers, Spanel, Sprenkle, Tate, Valle, Vance, Van Luven, Wang, Wilson, Wineberry, Wood, Wynne and Zellinsky


      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 Brunell'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 Eric Briscoe 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; and

      WHEREAS, The University of Washington football team is a source of great pride to all citizens of the state of Washington;

      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.


             I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

             Resolution 4623 adopted by the House of Representatives

                               February 13, 1991.



               Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives