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
12Games decided by 5 points or less
12Coaches who have won a national championship that coached in the bowl
27Years Outback Steakhouse was title sponsor (longest of any bowl in history)
27Different schools who have played in the bowl
25Most points overcome to win the bowl (Georgia over Purdue, 2000)
30Years the game has been telecast on ESPN or ABC
33Years the bowl has been a part of the New Year's Day bowl lineup
47Different head coaches to lead a team in the Bowl
112First round NFL draft picks who've played in the bowl
140+Charities that have received donations from the Tampa Bay Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative
183Former players from the bowl on NFL rosters in 2021
500Average number of media credentialed for the bowl each game
1,010Players from the game drafted or signed with the NFL
7,200Approximate number of players attending the bowl (on rosters)
68,085Record crowd for the bowl (1990)
104,000Approximate number of musicians & dancers performing in the halftime shows over bowls history
$3 milliondonations to charities from Charitable Giving Initiative since 2016
1,977,410Total attendance over 36 years
$164 million
Total contributions by the bowl to universities over the past 36 years
$1.1 billionEstimated economic impact of the bowl (excluding exposure) on Tampa Bay area over its history