By Lt. Governor Pritchard, Senators Snyder, Oke, Rasmussen, Gaspard, von Reichbauer, Amondson, Anderson, Bailey, Barr, Bauer, Bluechel, Bauer, Cantu, Conner, Craswell, Erwin, Hayner, Jesernig, M. Kreidler, Madsen, Matson, McCaslin, McDonald, McMullen, Metcalf, Moore, Murray, Nelson, Newhouse, Niemi, Owen, Patterson, Pelz, Rinehart, Roach, Saling, Sellar, Skratek, A. Smith, L. Smith, Stratton, Sutherland, Talmadge, Thorsness, Vognild, West, Williams and Wojahn


     WHEREAS, The 1991 University of Washington Husky football team brought honor and glory to the University, the State of Washington and all its citizens by being named National Collegiate Football Champions; and

     WHEREAS, The Huskies recently completed a perfect 12-0 season defeating four nationally ranked opponents, two of whom were rated in the Top Ten at the time they were defeated; and

     WHEREAS, The undefeated season concluded with an impressive 34-14 victory in the 1992 Rose Bowl over the University of Michigan Wolverines; and

     WHEREAS, Husky head coach Don James and his talented coaching staff led the Mountlake Dawgs to the top of the Pacific 10 Conference and the nation in many offensive and defensive categories; and

     WHEREAS, Coach James' efforts were recognized by his peers as they named him NCAA Division I Coach of the Year; and

     WHEREAS, More members of the 1991 Husky team received individual honors for their accomplishments than at any time in Husky football history; and

     WHEREAS, Defensive lineman, Steve Emtman of Cheney, was recognized as a consensus All-American, achieved the rare honor of winning both the Outland Trophy as the nation's outstanding lineman and the Lombardi Trophy as the nation's outstanding defensive player and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy awarded to the nation's outstanding player; and

     WHEREAS, The entire 1991 Husky Football team and coaching staff embody a dedication of purpose and devotion to teamwork that is a source of great pride and admiration to all Washingtonians; and

     WHEREAS, The 1991 national championship season is the highlight in an illustrious sports history and is a fitting beginning for the University's second century and the first campaign for Athletic Director Barbara Hedges;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington honor and pay homage to the 1991 National Champion University of Washington Husky football team and national coach of the year Don James and his staff on their magnificent accomplishments; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Coach Don James, his staff and the entire 1991 Husky National Championship team.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8716,

adopted by the Senate February 5, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate