Howard Schnellenberger speaks at Little Rock Touchdown Club Part 4

I got to hear Howard Schnellenberger speak on Sept 4, 2012 at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. I did not know that he played football for the University of Kentucky. In fact, just last year Kentucky ended a long losing streak to Tennessee by winning in Lexington. Schnellenberger was responsible for catching the winning touchdown pass in 1954 in Knoxville that broke a 30 year losing span in Knoxville against the Vols dating back to the 1924 game in Knoxville. The final score of that game was 14-13 in front of 32,000 fans at Neyland stadium.

Here are some highlights from his career:

Howard Schnellenberger

Coaching Career Highlights
• Four national collegiate football championships (Alabama ’61, ’64, 65: Miami ’83)
• Seven NFL playoff teams (Miami Dolphins ’70, ’71, ’72, ’76, ’79; Los Angeles Rams ’67, ’69)
• Best record in NFL history as the Miami Dolphins’ Offensive Coordinator (17-0 in ’72)
• 1983 National Champions defeating Nebraska 31-30 in the 50th Anniversary Orange Bowl Game
• 1983 National Coach of the Year

Special Honors, Awards • 2008 Inducted into Palm Beach County Hall of Fame
• 2008-2009 Head Coach of the Nation in Texas vs. Nation Game
• 2007 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
• 2007 Recognized for being in the University of Kentucky’s Hall of Fame
• 2005 Inducted into the University of Louisville Hall of Fame
• 2003 Palm Beach County Amateur Athlete Coach of the Year
• 2003 Sports Network South Coach of the Year
• 1991 Head Coach, Japan Bowl All-Star Game
• 1988 Head Coach, Blue/Gray All-Star Game
• 1983 Coach of the Year, U.S. Football Writers Association of America
• 1983 Coach of the East Squad, East-West Shrine Game
• 1982 Coach of the East Squad, East-West Shrine Game
• 1981, Coach of the Year, The Football News
• 1981, UPI Coach of the Week in 17-14 win over No. 1 Penn State
• 1980 Southern Independent Coach of the year, Associated Press
• 1980 Florida Sports Hall of Fame

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