Bowl By The Numbers

2Future No. 1 NFL Draft picks playing in 1999 bowl game (Tim Couch and Courtney Brown)
4Number of times bowl has gone to overtime
7Highest ranked team that has played in the bowl (Georgia - 2005; Indiana - 2020)
9Years the game was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl
13Games decided by 5 points or less
13Coaches who have won a national championship that coached in the bowl
25Most points overcome to win the bowl (Georgia over Purdue, 2000)
27Different schools who have played in the bowl


31Years the game has been telecast on ESPN or ABC
33Years the bowl has been a part of the New Year's Day bowl lineup
50Different head coaches to lead a team in the Bowl
113First round NFL draft picks who've played in the bowl
185Charities that have received donations from the Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative
156Former players from the bowl on NFL rosters in 2023
500Average number of media credentialed for the bowl each game
1,084Players from the game drafted or signed with the NFL
7,600Approximate number of players attending the bowl (on rosters)
68,085Record crowd for the bowl (1990)
109,000Approximate number of musicians & dancers performing in the halftime shows over bowls history
$4 milliondonations to charities from Charitable Giving Initiative since 2016
2,044,631Total attendance over 38 years
$176 million
Total contributions by the bowl to universities over the past 38 years
$1.2 billionEstimated economic impact of the bowl (excluding exposure) on Tampa Bay area over its history