University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez will officially be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame tonight at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. Quarterback Scott Tolzien will also be recognized as one of 16 NFF Scholar-Athletes at the dinner.
Alvarez tallied a 118-73-4 record as the Badgers head football coach from 1990-2005. He’s the only coach in Big Ten Conference history to win back-to-back Rose Bowls and boasts the highest all-time bowl winning percentage (.727) for coaches with at least 11 bowl appearances.
In all, Alvarez captured three Big Ten Championships, and joins College Football Hall of Fame coach Woody Hayes as the only two Big Ten coaches to win three Rose Bowls.
Tolzien becomes the fifth Badger player in school history to be named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.