Dye to Be Honored at Hall of Fame
Pat Dye
Pat Dye
Inside the Auburn Tigers
Posted Jul 25, 2006

South Bend, Ind.--Former Auburn University head coach Pat Dye will be honored for a third and final time on being named to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame with an enshrinement ceremony August 11-12.

Dye and four other coaches plus 15 football players are in the latest class of inductees. From Division I the group includes Cornelius Bennett, Tom Curtis, Anthony Davis, Keith Dorney, Jim Houston, John Huarte, Roosevelt Leaks, Mark May, Joe Washington, Paul Wiggin, David Williams and Coach Don Nehlen. Other inductees are Kevin Dent, John Friesz, Ronnie Mallett, Jerry Rice, Coach Dick Farley, Coach John Gagliardi, and Coach Vernon ”Skip” McCain (posthumously).

Dye was honored in a ceremony at Jordan-Hare Stadium in November last fall prior to Auburn’s victory over Alabama. He was also honored at a formal ceremony last December in New York City.

Pat Dye

Auburn's home field at Jordan-Hare Stadium is now named Pat Dye Field.

Head football coach of the Tigers from 1981-1992, Dye returned Auburn to the national scene as a respected football power and in his role as athletic director put in the foundation for making Auburn successful on the national scene in a variety of sports.

Dye posted a record of 99-35-5 at Auburn. He is second in AU history in total victories behind the 176 won by another Hall of Fame coach, Ralph “Shug” Jordan, who led the Tigers from 1951-75.

Dye was head coach at East Carolina and then Wyoming for one season before coming to Auburn, where he also had a major impact as an athletic director who made major upgrades in programs and facilities. The former University of Georgia All-American defensive end led the Tigers to SEC Championships in 1983, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

More details of the Hall of Fame event on the link:

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