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Contents: 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989

1980

1980 UCLA Bruins football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #14
1980 record 9-2-0 (5-2-0 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »

The Bruins finished second in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, the Bruins beat USC.

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Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Freeman McNeil Running Back 1 3 New York Jets
Kenny Easley Defensive Back 1 4 Seattle Seahawks

[1]

Awards and honors

  • Kenny Easley, S, All American, All-Conference Honor
  • Irv Eatman, DT, All-Conference Honor
  • Avon Riley, LB, All-Conference Honor
  • Tim Wrightman, TE, All-Conference Honor
  • Larry Lee, OG, All-Conference Honor
  • Freeman McNeil, TB, All American, All-Conference Honor

1981

1981 UCLA Bruins football
Bluebonnet Bowl, L, 14-33
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #14
1981 record 7-4-1 (4-2-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »

The Bruins finished fourth in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC beat the Bruins.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Luis Sharpe Tackle 1 16 St. Louis Cardinals
Tim Wrightman Tight End 3 62 Chicago Bears

[2]

Awards and honors

1982

1982 UCLA Bruins football
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
Rose Bowl, 24-14
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1982 record 10-1-1 (5-1-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »

The Bruins finished first in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, the Bruins beat USC.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Blanchard Montgomery Linebacker 3 59 San Francisco 49ers
Jo-Jo Townsell Wide Receiver 3 78 New York Jets

[3]

Awards and honors

1983

1983 UCLA Bruins football
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
Rose Bowl, W, 45-9
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #13
1983 record 7-4-1 (6-1-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »

The Bruins finished first in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, the Bruins beat USC.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Don Rogers Defensive Back 1 18 Cleveland Browns
Jay Schroeder Quarterback 3 83 Washington Redskins

[4]

Awards and honors

1984

1984 UCLA Bruins football
Fiesta Bowl champions
Fiesta Bowl, W, 39-37
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #10
1984 record 9-3 (5-2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »

The Bruins finished fourth in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, the Bruins beat USC.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Steve Bono Quarterback 6 142 Minnesota Vikings
Mike Young Wide Receiver 6 161 Los Angeles Rams
Ron Pitts Defensive Back 7 169 Buffalo Bills
Duval Love Guard 10 274 Los Angeles Rams

[5]

Awards and honors

1985

1985 UCLA Bruins football
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
Rose Bowl, W, 45-28
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #6
1985 record 9-2-1 (6-2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »

The Bruins finished first in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC beat the Bruins.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Mike Sherrard Wide Receiver 1 18 Dallas Cowboys
John Lee Kicker 2 32 St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Walen Defensive Tackle 3 74 Dallas Cowboys
Tommy Taylor Linebacker 4 97 San Diego Chargers
Robert Jenkins Tackle 6 144 Los Angeles Rams
Steve Jarecki Linebacker 8 195 Los Angeles Rams

[6]

Awards and honors

1986

1986 UCLA Bruins football
Freedom Bowl champions
Freedom Bowl, W, 31-10
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #14
1986 record 8-3-1 (5-2-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »

The Bruins finished second in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, the Bruins beat USC.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

Awards and honors

1987

1987 UCLA Bruins football
Pacific-10 co-champions
Aloha Bowl champions
Aloha Bowl, W, 20-16
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #11
1987 record 10-2 (7-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »

The Bruins finished first in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC beat the Bruins.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Gaston Green Running Back 1 14 Los Angeles Rams
Ken Norton, Jr. Linebacker 2 41 Dallas Cowboys
Flipper Anderson Wide Receiver 2 46 Los Angeles Rams
David Richards Guard 4 98 San Diego Chargers
Dennis Price Defensive Back 5 131 Los Angeles Raiders
James Washington Defensive Back 5 137 Los Angeles Rams
James Primus Running Back 9 222 Atlanta Falcons
Mel Farr Running Back 9 248 Denver Broncos
Paco Craig Wide Receiver 10 254 Detroit Lions
Ben Hummel Linebacker 12 317 Dallas Cowboys

[7]

Awards and honors

1988

1988 UCLA Bruins football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, W, 17–3 vs. Arkansas
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #6
1988 record 10-2-0 (6-2-0 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »

In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC beat the Bruins.

Team Players in the NFL

The following players were claimed in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Troy Aikman Quarterback 1 1 Dallas Cowboys
Carnell Lake Defensive Back 2 34 Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Ball Running Back 2 35 Cincinnati Bengals
Darryl Henley Defensive Back 2 53 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Wahler Defensive Tackle 4 94 Phoenix Cardinals
Marcus Turner Defensive Back 11 283 Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Smith Tackle 12 326 New York Giants

[8]

Awards and honors

  • Troy Aikman, QB, Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award

1989

1989 UCLA Bruins football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1989 record 3-7-1 (2-5-1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue

Home stadium

Rose Bowl
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »

The Bruins finished ninth in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC beat the Bruins. The eight consecutive bowl game win streak ended.

Schedule

Team players in the NFL

Awards and honors

References

External links


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