Oates the center of BYU teams led by McMahon, Young

Updated: June 16, 2005, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Former Brigham Young center Bart Oates, who later played for the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants, was one of three people inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame on Thursday.

The others were former Kansas State quarterback Brian Kavanagh and broadcaster Tony Roberts.

Oates started for BYU in the bowl game from 1980-82 and provided protection for two Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Jim McMahon and Steve Young. Oates was with the Giants when they won the Super Bowl following the 1986 and 1990 seasons.

Kavanagh replaced injured Kansas State starter Matt Miller early in the second quarter of the 1995 game and led the Wildcats to a 54-21 win over Colorado State, completing 18 of 24 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns.

Roberts has broadcast the Holiday Bowl on national radio for 26 years, missing only the inaugural game in 1978. Roberts has also been the voice of Notre Dame football for 25 years.


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