Georgia Tech will honor its 1990 national championship football team on Nov. 12 and 13.
Players and coaches will be invited to a private party on Friday and will attend the next day’s game against Miami at Bobby Dodd Stadium. In what should be a highlight for fans, some of those players will lead the team down Yellow Jacket Alley and into the stadium before the game.
Coached by Bobby Ross, the team started the season unranked but went 11-0-1, defeating Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl, to take over No. 1 in the final coaches poll.
It was the last Tech team to win an ACC title outright before the Paul Johnson team did so last season.
“The 1990 national championship is a hugely significant milestone in Georgia Tech’s storied history,” athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement. “We are very much looking forward to having the players, coaches and administrators from that team return to campus as we celebrate their accomplishment.”
The team caught the nation’s attention when it knocked off No. 1 Virginia, 41-38, on a Scott Sisson field goal with 7 seconds remaining in Charlottesville on Nov. 3 .
“It takes a special group of guys to win a national championship the way we did and it created an eternal bond,” said Marlon Williams, who played on the 1990 team. “I’m really looking forward to being in the presence of such classy and courageous teammates again. I am certain the fellowship will be unforgettable and the reunion a huge success.”