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MIAMI LAKES (CBSMiami) – The Orange Bowl has announced its 2015 Hall of Fame inductees.
Alex Brown, Reggie Kinlaw and Ernie Koy will be inducted at the AvMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon which will take place at Jungle Island on December 30th.
Brown is the fourth representative from the University of Florida to be inducted. Kinlaw is the thirteenth honoree from the University of Oklahoma, tied for the most from any school, and Koy will be the fourth University of Texas representative to be inducted.
The new Hall of Fame members will be recognized before the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Orange Bowl.
The game is set to take place on December 31st at Sun Life Stadium.
Brown played in the final Orange Bowl game that took place in the historic Miami stadium in 1999, with his Gators beating Syracuse 31-10.
Three years later at the 2002 Orange Bowl he recorded six tackles, two for loss, one sack and two pass breakups in a 56-23 Gators win over Maryland.
He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, his senior year, and was a starter in each of his final three seasons with Florida. He remains Florida’s career sacks leader with 33.
Kinlaw played in three Orange Bowl games during his time with Oklahoma.
In back-to-back appearances in 1978 and 1979 Kinlaw made eleven tackles in each game, but his Sooners only came away with the victory in ’79, a 31-24 defeat of Big Eight rival Nebraska.
Koy played in the 1965 Orange Bowl against Alabama, who had already been crowned national champions prior to the game.
He ran for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns on 24 carries in the Longhorns’ 21-17 upset win. Koy set a record for longest Orange Bowl touchdown with a 79-yard gallop.
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