Former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, who led the Aggies to consecutive Cotton Bowl appearances for the first time in four decades in the 1980s, will be one of five individuals inducted into the AT&T Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame in April.
Bowl officials announced the 2012 honorees today. The class also includes former Texas linebacker/defensive back Tom Campbell, former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz, former Brigham Young linebacker Shay Muirbrook and former Arkansas defensive tackle Jim Williams.
The enshrinement ceremony is set for noon on April 19 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Murray, a Dallas native, set a Cotton Bowl passing record _ since broken _ of 292 yards in the 1986 game, when A&M defeated Auburn, 36-16. He led the Aggies back to the Cotton Bowl the next season but A&M fell to Ohio State, 28-12, in the final game of Murray’s career.
Campbell had three interceptions in two career appearances for the Longhorns. His interception with 38 seconds remaining in a 21-17 victory over Notre Dame on Jan. 1, 1970 clinched a national championship for Texas.
_ Jimmy Burch