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


1980[]

1980
Team UCLA Bruins
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 14
Coaches Rank 13
Season Record 9-2-0
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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[]

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
Team UCLA Bruins
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 14
Coaches Rank 13
Season Record 7-4-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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
Team UCLA Bruins
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 5
Coaches Rank 5
Season Record 10-1-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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
Team UCLA Bruins
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 13
Coaches Rank 17
Season Record 7-4-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
← Previous season Next season →

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
Team UCLA Bruins
Fiesta Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 10
Coaches Rank 9
Season Record 9-3
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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
Team UCLA Bruins
Pacific-10 champions
Rose Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 6
Coaches Rank 7
Season Record 9-2-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
← Previous season Next season →

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
Team UCLA Bruins
Freedom Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 14
Coaches Rank 14
Season Record 8-3-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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
Team UCLA Bruins
Pacific-10 co-champions
Aloha Bowl champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 11
Coaches Rank 9
Season Record 10-2
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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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
Team UCLA Bruins
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
,
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Associated Press (AP) Rank 6
Coaches Rank 6
Season Record 10-2-0
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
← Previous season Next season →
  • Main article: 1988 UCLA Bruins football team

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
Team UCLA Bruins
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Season Record 3-7-1
Coaches
Head Coach Terry Donahue
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The Bruins finished ninth in the Pacific-10. In the battle for the Victory Bell, USC tied the Bruins. The eight consecutive bowl game win streak ended.

Schedule[]

Team players in the NFL[]

Awards and honors[]

  • Frank Cornish, C, All-American
  • Kirk Maggio, P, All-American, All-Conference Honor
  • Charles Arbuckle, TE, All-American (Second Team)

References[]

External links[]

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