Celebrating 100 years of Toledo football: Voting begins for All-Century Team, All-Time Greatest Victories

April 28, 2017 | Athletics, Events, News
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo recently revealed the ballots for fans to vote for its All-Century Team and its All-Time Greatest Victories as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Rocket Football.

Fans can vote for the All-Century Team and All-Time Greatest Victories beginning Monday, May 1, through Monday, May 15. Fans may vote online at the official UT Athletics website, UTRockets.com. Fans may only vote once. Write-in votes for any player or game not on the ballot are welcome.

Rules for voting are available at UTRockets.com as are the list of biographies for All-Century Team candidates and All-Time Greatest Victory list.

The All-Century Team will include the top 50 Rockets of all-time, going back to the first season of organized football at UT in 1917. The All-Time Greatest Victories list will include the 10 greatest victories in Rocket history.

The All-Century Team and All-Time Victory list will be unveiled via social media throughout the summer during a 100-day Countdown to Kickoff, culminating Thursday, Aug. 31, the date of Toledo’s home opener vs. Elon. The All-Century Team will be honored Saturday, Sept. 16, during the Rockets’ game vs. Tulsa.

The University of Toledo (then known as Toledo University) first fielded a football team in 1917 when a group of 13 students asked Professor John Brandeberry to serve as their head coach. The team adopted the nickname Rockets in 1923 and moved to its current home in the Glass Bowl in 1937.

In their 100-year history, the Rockets have won 526 games and 10 Mid-American Conference Championships, and have appeared in 16 bowl games.

The Rockets will open the 2017 season with a Thursday night home game vs. Elon at the Glass Bowl Aug. 31.

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