Dec. 1, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Four former Maryland players, coaches and administrators will be
honored at Hall of Fame ceremonies conducted by the All-America Football
Foundation Hall of Fame, in Princeton, N.J., Thursday night. Former athletics
director Jim Kehoe will be saluted in addition to honors bestowed on
former coach Jim Tatum and legendary players Bob Pellegrini and Jack
Kehoe served as athletic director at Maryland from 1969-78. During his tenure as the Terps' top administrator, he spearheaded a nine-year run that produced 40 Atlantic Coast Conference team championships. Kehoe also coached the Terrapin track program to 48 Southern Conference and ACC indoor and outdoor championships during his 16 years in the league.
Tatum served as the Terps' head football coach from 1947-55, guiding Maryland to a record of 73-15-4 and a 2-2-1 mark in bowl games. From 1950-55, Tatum's teams were a combined 51-8-2, with a perfect 10-0 record and Sugar Bowl victory in 1951. Tatum's 1953 team was declared national champion, and Tatum was named national coach of the year.
Pellegrini was recruited to Maryland as a quarterback, but made his name as one of college football's best linemen. As a senior in 1955, Pellegrini led Maryland to its second 10-0 regular season and ACC championship in three years as the Terps defeated defending national champion UCLA. He was selected ACC Player of the Year and named consensus All-American. He led the Terps to a three-year record of 27-4-1 from 1953-55.
Scarbath is an integral part of Maryland football history. In his first start, the All-American quarterback scored the first touchdown in the new Byrd Stadium, a 21-yard run in the first game of the 1950 season. Scarbath was the quarterback for head coach Jim Tatum's new split T offense for three seasons (1950-52), and led the Terps to a 24-4-1 record, including a perfect 10-0 season and 28-13 upset of national champion Tennessee in the 1951 Sugar Bowl. In 1952, he was honored with first team All-America citations from a number of sources, and was runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting.