June 8, 2000
TAMPA, FL –? The All-American Football Foundation’s Banquet of
Champions XXV will take place Thursday, June 8 in Tampa, Fla. Eight current
or former Florida State Seminoles will be honored at the annual event.
Defensive Coordinator Mickey Andrews will receive the Mike Campbell Top
Assistant coach award while Florida State Head Trainer Randy Oravetz will be
named the Foundation’s Outstanding Athletic Trainer.
Two former Seminole Head Coaches will receive the Johnny Vaught
Outstanding Head Coach award. Don Veller amassed a 31-12-1 record and a .716
winning percentage during his five years at Florida State, and Tom Nugent, a
head coach at Maryland and Florida State, spent six years on the sidelines
at FSU where he compiled a record of 34-28-1. Both coaches will be honored
at Thursday’s banquet.
The Foundation will also pay tribute to a pair of Florida State
football players who lettered in 1970, 1971, and 1972. Barry Smith and Gary
Huff will both be named All-American honorees at the banquet. Jack
Shinholser, a letterman in 1963, 1964, and 1965, will receive the
Foundation’s Unsung Hero award. The American Football Foundation will also
present Florida State’s Bill Bunker with the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding
Sports Information Director award.