Ramsey was a great player for the Bruins
Tom Ramsey captained one of the most exhilarating seasons for UCLA football to date.
In the 1983 season, Ramsey led an unexpected charge to a Rose Bowl, culminating in a victory over Michigan.
The arduous journey to get to the Rose Bowl included an impressive duration of strong play by the aforementioned Ramsey.
In the third game of the 1983 season, he overcame a 21-point deficit and beat the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. It marked the first time UCLA had ever beaten Michigan.
The Granada Hills, Calif. native also took down John Elway's Stanford Cardinal squad in a thrilling shootout, 38-35.
The icing on the proverbial cake was when Ramsey defeated USC, signifying a berth into the contest against Michigan.
It also marked the first time that UCLA had ever played USC in the Rose Bowl.
In terms of personal accolades, Ramsey's resume is jam-packed.
Not only was Ramsey the MVP of the Rose Bowl victory over Michigan, but he was also elected to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2007.
Throughout his career, Ramsey threw 50 touchdown passes—the third most by any UCLA quarterback in the school's history behind Olson (67) and McNown (68).
His excellence was recognized by his alma mater, as he was elected into the UCLA Hall of Fame.