Outback Bowl By The Numbers

2

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

3

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

10

Games decided by 5 points or less

12

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

20

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

22

Years the bowl has been telecast on ESPN or ABC

22

Different schools who have played in the bowl

26

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

25

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

36

Different head coaches to lead a team in the Bowl

92

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

163

Former players from the bowl on NFL rosters in 2014

500

Average number of media credentialed for the bowl each game

816

Players from the game drafted or signed with the NFL

5,600

Approximate number of players attending the bowl (on rosters)

84,000

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

68,085

Record crowd for the bowl (1990)

1,695,385

Total attendance over 28 years

$117 million

Total payout of the bowl to universities over the past 28 years

$1 billion

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

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