deaf-football-players-in-bowl-games

known deaf football players in NCAA-I bowl games

1958 – Sammy Oates, Hardin-Simmons, Sun Bowl
lost 14-6 to Wyoming

1962 – Gary Klingensmith, Penn State, Gator Bowl
lost 17-7 to Florida

2017 – William Holmquist, Duke, Quick Lane Bowl
defeated Northern Illinois, 36-14

Kenny Walker, Nebraska – four bowl games
1987 – Sugar Bowl
1988 – Fiesta Bowl
1989 – Orange Bowl
1990 – Fiesta Bowl

explanation: it is not known if he participated in
the 1987 and 1988 bowl games; he was a rarely used
sub; he did not blossom as an impact player until
he was a junior and senior. He was invited to
participate in the 1991 Senior Bowl, restricted
to draft-elite players

 

 

note: there may be other deaf players in NCAA-I
football that played in bowl games, but the
above four players are the only known ones.