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Here are just some of the players, coaches and sports celebrities that have provided commentary for this film…
Kyle Basler: One of WSU’s finest punter’s ever. 2003 finalist for the Ray Guy Award. Defensive MVP of 2003 Holiday Bowl.

Pat Beach: First Team All-America tight end for WSU’s Holiday Bowl team in 1981. Eleven years in the NFL, mostly as a starter for the Colts.

Troy Bienemann: All-Academic Pac-10 tight end who started in every game he ever played in at WSU and was Team Captain his senior year.

Drew Bledsoe: First Team All-America as a junior in 1992. First overall pick in 1993 draft. Youngest player to ever play in the Pro Bowl at age 22 in 1994. Four-time Pro Bowl pick.

John Bohler: Son of Doc Bohler, legendary Cougar Athletic Director for whom WSU’s Bohler Gym is named.

Bobo Brayton: Legendary baseball coach who lettered in football, baseball and basketball for the Cougars in the 1940’s.

Earl Brenneis: Outstanding HB on Babe Hollingbery’s 1941-42 teams.

Steve Broussard: Second Team All-America RB in 1988. Nine year NFL career. Holds WSU records for most TD’s in a career, most rushing attempts in a game and is second only to Rueben Mayes in career net rushing yards with 3,054.

Hugh Campbell: CEO of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club. Legendary WR who played for the Cougs from 1960-62. Coached in the NFL and CFL.

Gail Cogdill: Speedy, sure-handed end for the Cougs in late 50’s who went on to become NFL Rookie of the Year in 1960 and a four time Pro Bowler pick.

Erik Coleman: Stellar DB and team captain who starred for the Cougs during their three ten-win seasons in the early 2000’s. Started at safety as a rookie for the division winning New York Jets in 2004.

Colin Cowherd: Host of ESPN’s national radio show “The Herd.”

Larry Csonka: Member of NFL Hall of Fame. Goes on camera to talk about the importance of the East West Shrine Game, which was founded by former Washington State Coach Babe Hollingbery.

James Darling: All-Conference and Second Team All-America MLB for the Cougs in 1996. Starting LB for the Arizona Cardinals.

CJ Davis: Caught 63 passes from Drew Bledsoe in 1992. Fifth in all-time receptions at WSU.

Will Derting: Heralded WSU Linebacker 2002-2005 and pre-season All American candidate in 2004.

Bill Doba: WSU Head Coach, espn.com’s Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2003.

Drew Dunning: First Team All-America kicker. All-time career points leader at WSU. All-time field goal percentage leader at WSU at .773.

Don Ellingsen, MD: All West Coast end in 1957. Member of the WSU Hall of Fame along with his Dad, Tuffy Ellingsen, who played for Babe Hollingbery on the Cougars 1931 Rose Bowl team.

Dennis Erickson: Coached WSU winning Aloha Bowl team to a 9-3 season in 1988. Has one of the highest winning percentages in college football. Has coached the Seahawks and 49ers in the NFL.

Mark Fields: Two-time NFL Pro Bowl LB. Started for the Carolina Panthers after making inspirational comeback from cancer in 2004.

Bill Gaskins, Jr.: Second Team All-America CB for the Cougars “Cardiac Kids” in 1965. Went on to become a highly regarded Pac-10 referee.

Rod Giske: Started both ways in Babe Hollingbery’s final season of 1942; a team that still holds many Washington State defensive records.

Steve Gleason: Three-year starter at LB for the Cougs in the late 1990’s. Special teams captain of the New Orleans Saints in 2004.

Ken Greene: First Team All America CB for the Cougars in 1977. Enjoyed a seven-year NFL career with the Cardinals and Chargers. Currently coaches the defensive backs at Washington State.

Bob Griese: NFL Hall of Fame QB of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. Goes on camera to talk about broadcasting the 1998 Rose Bowl with Keith Jackson. Bob’s son, Brian was the QB for the Michigan team that played the Cougars in that game.

Brian Griese: QB for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. MVP of 1998 Rose Bowl vs. WSU.

Buster Hollingbery: Son of legendary coach Babe Hollingbery, the most winning coach in Cougar history. Buster was center on the 1942 Cougar team that finished 6-2-2.

Chris Jackson: One of Ryan Leaf’s favorite targets on WSU’s Rose Bowl team in 1998. Arena Football League Offensive Player of the Year in 2003.

Keith Jackson: If you don’t know who he is, you don’t watch sports. ABC’s “Voice of College Football.”

Randall Johnson: Designed the “Cougar Head Logo” in 1936 and signed it over to his alma mater free of charge. At 90 years of age, he is living well in Spokane, WA.

Bob Kennedy: All America QB who played on the last team Babe Hollingbery ever coached at Washington State in 1942. Went on to play professionally for the New York Yankees.

Gary Larsen: Tough-as-nails All-Conference LB for WSU from 1972-74. Started as a sophomore on that great Cougar team of 1972 and is remembered for sacking rival Washington’s QB Sonny Sixkiller and then doing a dance around him enroute to a 27-10 win over the Huskies.

Keith Lincoln: All Conference running back for the Cougars in the late 1950’s. Went on to have a successful career in the NFL. Member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame.

Rian Lindell: Kicked a 57 yard field goal in 1997, second longest in WSU history. NFL starter since 2000, currently with the Bills.

Rien Long: Outland Trophy Winner and First Team All-America for Cougs in 2002. Currently plays DT for the Tennessee Titans.

Dan Lynch: First team All-America G who blocked for Rueben Mayes in the early 1980’s. Currently the highly successful CEO of a venture capital firm in Prague.

Rueben Mayes: First Team All-America running back 1984 and 1985. Voted NFL Rookie of the Year in 1986.

Ammon McWashington: RB on the 1965 Cougars who became the first team outside the Big Ten to defeat three Western Conference teams on their home fields in one season. Son, Shawn, was a starting receiver for the Cougars 1998 Rose Bowl team.

Les Metzger: Farm boy from Elma who played Tackle for the Cougars in 1942 before WWII caused football to be canceled at Washington State.

Singor Mobley: Starting DB for two winning Cougar bowl teams in the early 1990’s. Former Dallas Cowboy who currently stars at LB for the Edmonton Eskimos.

Bill Moos: All-Conference OT who played for the Cougars from 1970-72 and is currently Athletic Director at the University of Oregon.

Chuck Morrell: All-Conference HB in 1958 who became a Hollywood actor in popular films “Midway” and “The Sting.”

John Olerud, Sr., MD: All-America WSU catcher in the mid-1960’s who opted for a career in medicine. Father of MLB star John Olerud. Goes on camera talking about the “Cardiac Kids,” the WSU football team of 1965 that kept fans on the edge of their seats with close victories.

Tom Parry: “Black Tom” was a tackle in 1942, then again in 1946-47 and was good enough to play in the East West Shrine Game. Went on to be an outstanding assistant coach at Washington State, and the head coach at Central Washington.

Deron Pointer: One of Drew Bledsoe’s favorite targets in the early 1990’s. Listed in WSU record book 14 times for kickoff returns and receiving.

Mike Price: Head Coach at WSU from 1989-2002. 1997 National Coach of the Year. Second only to the immortal Babe Hollingbery in most wins for a WSU football coach. Won Scripps “First-Year Coach of the Year” after taking UTEP to the Houston Bowl in 2004.

George Reed: CFL’s second all-time leading rusher. WSU RB 1959, 1961-62. Member of WSU Hall of Fame.

Rod Retherford: Walk-on DB who saw much playing time on that great Holiday Bowl team of ’81, and started in ’82. Was accidentally shot in the back of the neck by teammate Junior Tupuola and played two subsequent years with the bullet still lodged in his neck.

Bob Robertson: Voted Washington Sportscaster of the Year 15 times. Has broadcasted Cougar football since 1964.

Timm Rosenbach: Current Cougar QB coach and former standout QB for the Cougars. Played in the NFL and CFL before coaching.

George Rowswell: Lettered at tackle and kicker at WSU from 1936-39. Still coaching track at North Thurston High School in Olympia at age 87.

Mark Rypien: All-Conference QB in 1984. Enjoyed a stellar 18-year NFL career. Won Super Bowl MVP honors in 1992.

Samoa Samoa: Outstanding WSU QB in 1979-80 who, according to Coach Walden, “May have been about the best athlete we ever had at quarterback.” Samoa was a passenger in the car when teammate Rod Retherford was accidentally shot by Junior Tupuola in 1980.

Bill Siler: Quarterbacked the Washington Huskies in the 1964 Rose Bowl agains Illinois, who was anchored by Dick Butkus. Goes on camera talking about how – as a high school football coach – he used Washington State’s undersized DB Rod Retherford as an inspiration to his smaller players.

Sonny Sixkiller: Arch-rival Husky QB and Sports Illustrated cover boy goes on camera talking about the Apple Cup rivalry and his longtime nemesis Gary Larsen, Cougar LB in the early 1970’s.

Raonall Smith: Cougar LB from 1998-2001. Currently plays LB for the Minnesota Vikings. Third LB taken in 2002 NFL Draft.

Paul Sorensen: First Team All-America safety on that great Cougar Holiday Bowl team of 1981.

Bill Steiger: Cougar end in the late 1950’s who was a First Team All-America. Made a remarkable comeback after being temporarily paralyzed in a diving accident.

Jack Thompson: First Team All-America QB for the Cougars in 1978. Played for the Bengals and Buccaneers in the NFL. One of only two Cougars to have his number retired.

Robbie Tobeck: Centered for Drew Bledsoe on 1992 Copper Bowl Champion Team. Has become a permanent fixture at center for the Seattle Seahawks.

Marcus Trufant: First Team All-America and first round draft pick in 2002. Starting cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Reverend Junior Tupuola: Outstanding but oft-troubled LB in the early 1980's who was kicked off two CFL teams for drinking and brawling before a remarkable revival in the 90's. Currently an ordained minister seeking his second master's degree in Southern California.

Mike Utley: Named to six All-America teams in 1988. Was enjoying a stellar NFL career with Detroit before a football accident paralyzed him in a 1991 game. He gave a thumbs up to his fans and teammates as he was being wheeled off the field, and this has become his trademark. Currently runs the Mike Utley Foundation, which aims to find a cure for paralysis.

Jim Walden: Cougar Head Coach from 1978-1987. Responsible for signing superstars like Mark Rypien, Rueben Mayes and Steve Broussard. Currently calls Cougar football games for the Cougar Sports Network.

Duke Washington: All-Conference FB for the Cougs in 1955. First African American ever to play in Texas Memorial Stadium versus University of Texas.

Jim Whatley: Three-year starter at WR for WSU from 1978-80. Became a folk hero when he prematurely cut off his leg cast before playing the arch-rival Washington Huskies and put himself into the game, making key blocks and catching a first down pass. Held the WSU record for most consecutive games with a catch upon graduation.

Mark Wicks: Three-year starter at Rover Back for WSU from 1965-67.

Mike Wilson: Three-year starting WR for the Cougars in the late 1970’s. Owns four Super Bowl rings as one of Joe Montana’s targets during the 49ers dynasty of the 1980’s. Currently coaches the Arizona Cardinals tight ends.

Cory Withrow: Offensive captain on the Cougs 1998 Rose Bowl team. Currently plays center for the Minnesota Vikings.

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