Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The East-West Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame is home to some of the greatest names ever to play the game. Each year, past players are selected to join this elite club. Candidates must have played in the East-West Shrine Bowl and have accomplished something significant in their career.

2024 Hall of Fame

As a part of the festivities surrounding the 99th East-West Shrine Bowl, Steve Smith Sr. and Steve Sarkisian was inducted into the East-West Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame during the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl at Ford Center at The Star.

Steve Smith Sr.

Smith is a former wide receiver who played two seasons at the University of Utah before a long, successful career in the NFL. An all-conference selection in both seasons with the Utes, Smith caught 78 passes for 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also returned four punts for touchdowns in his college career Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. 

Smith played 16 seasons in the NFL, 13 of those with the Panthers, and finished his career as Carolina’s all-time franchise leader in career receiving yards (12,197), receiving touchdowns (67), total touchdowns (75), scrimmage yards (12,584), all-purpose yards (16,614), and 100-yard receiving games (43). The five-time Pro Bowler also spent three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and is currently eighth all-time in NFL history in total receiving yards (14,731). 

Smith caught two touchdown passes and was named offensive MVP in the 76th East-West Shrine Bowl in 2001 after leading the West to a 20-10 win in San Francisco. 

Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian is a former quarterback, playing two seasons at Brigham Young University and two seasons professionally in the Canadian Football League. Sarkisian became one of the most prolific passers in BYU history during his two seasons in Provo. While at BYU, Sarkisian threw for nearly 7,500 yards and 53 touchdowns. As a senior in 1996, he led the nation in passing efficiency (173.6, then the fourth-best mark ever) as the Cougars went 14-1, won the conference championship, and won the 1997 Cotton Bowl. He was the WAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1996. Sarkisian’s performance helped lead the Cougars to become the first team in NCAA history to win 14 games in a single season. 

Sarkisian first became a head coach in 2009 at the University of Washington. He led the Huskies for five seasons before heading to the University of Southern California for two seasons. Sarkisian has been the head coach at the University of Texas since 2021, leading the Longhorns to the College Football Playoff in 2023. In 10 seasons, Sarkisian has amassed a record of 71-49 with six bowl game appearances. 

Hall of Fame Members

Year Name School Position
2023 Nate Burleson Nevada WR
2020 Will Shields University of Nebraska-Lincoln OG
2020 Dan Pastorini Santa Clara University QB
2019 Troy Vincent Sr. University of Wisconsin CB
2019 Barry Smith Florida State University WR
2018 Brett Favre University of Southern Mississippi QB
2018 Gary Huff Florida State University QB
2017 Robert Porcher III South Carolina State DL
2017 Mark Rypien Washington State QB
2016 Rickey Jackson University of Pittsburgh LB
2016 Chris Chandler University of Washington QB
2015 Tommie Frazier University of Nebraska QB
2015 Jim Hanifan University of California TE
2014 Tony Berti University of Colorado OT
2014 Steve Atwater University of Arkansas DB
2013 Buddy Curry University of NC LB
2013 Steve Bartkowski UC Berkeley QB
2012 Martín Gramática Kansas State K
2012 Joey Harrington University of Oregon QB
2011 Buck Belue University of Georgia DB
2011 Tom Flick University of Washington QB
2010 Larry Csonka Syracuse University B
2010 Kellen Winslow University of Missouri TE
2009 Jerry Kramer University of Idaho G
2009 Charles aylor Arizona State B
2009 Brad Van Pelt Michigan State S
2009 Doug Williams Grambling State QB
2008 Dave Butz Purdue DT
2008 Carl Eller University of Minnesota T
2008 Forrest Gregg Southern Methodist T
2008 E.J. Holub Texas Tech C
2008 Leonard Moore Penn State B
2008 Larry Wilson University of Utah B
2007 Joe DeLamielleure Michigan State OT
2007 Gale Sayers University of Kansas B
2007 Paul Warfield Ohio State B
2007 Randy White University of Maryland DT
2006 Raymond Berry Southern Methodist E
2006 Joe Greene University of North Texas DT
2006 Mike Haynes Arizona State DB
2006 Bob Lilly Texas Christian T
2005 Pat Tillman Arizona State OLB
2004 Chris Burford Stanford E
2004 Mike Garrett USC B
2004 Gino Marchetti University of San Francisco G
2004 Tom Matte Ohio State B
2004 Ed White UC Berkeley DT
2003 Hugh McElhenny University of Washington B
2003 Craig Morton UC Berkeley QB
2003 Merlin Olsen Utah State T
2003 Alan C. Page Notre Dame DE
2003 Leslie Richter UC Berkeley G
2003 Gene Washington Stanford HB
2002 Dick Butkus University of Illinois C
2002 Gerald Ford University of Michigan C
2002 Edward LeBaron University of the Pacific B
2002 Ollie Matson University of San Francisco B
2002 Volney Peters USC T
2002 Richard (Dick) Stanfel University of San Francisco G
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