Outback Bowl By The Numbers

2

Future No. 1 NFL Draft picks playing in 1999 bowl game (Tim Couch and Courtney Brown)

4

Number of times bowl has gone to overtime

7

Highest ranked team that has played in the bowl (Georgia - 2005)

9

Years the game was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl

11

Games decided by 5 points or less

12

Coaches who have won a national championship that coached in the bowl

22

Years Outback Steakhouse has been title sponsor (longest of any bowl)

22

Different schools who have played in the bowl

25

Years the bowl has been telecast on ESPN or ABC

25

Most points overcome to win the bowl (Georgia over Purdue, 2000)

29

Years the bowl has been a part of the New Year's Day bowl lineup

39

Different head coaches to lead a team in the Bowl

96

First round NFL draft picks who've played in the bowl

148

Former players from the bowl on NFL rosters in 2016

500

Average number of media credentialed for the bowl each game

882

Players from the game drafted or signed with the NFL

6,200

Approximate number of players attending the bowl (on rosters)

68,085

Record crowd for the bowl (1990)

93,000

Approximate number of musicians & dancers performing in the halftime shows over bowls history

1,787,951

Total attendance over 31 years

$136 million

Total payout of the bowl to universities over the past 31 years

$1 billion

Estimated economic impact of the bowl (excluding exposure) on Tampa Bay area over its history

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