Former Oklahoma State head coach Jimmy Johnson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall’s president, David Baker, informed Johnson — who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s — of his selection during FOX’s halftime show of the Seahawks-Packers NFC Divisional game.
The Hall’s centennial class was selected by a blue-ribbon panel this past week. The remainder of the 15-member class will be revealed Wednesday morning. The centennial class will include 10 seniors, three contributors and two coaches (Johnson and former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher).
Former @dallascowboys head coach @JimmyJohnson has been elected to the @ProFootballHOF as a member of the Class of 2020.— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2020
Incredible moment as he finds out he is now a Hall of Famer. #PFHOF20 (via @NFLonFOX) pic.twitter.com/EydJ1GDX8Y
Johnson coached OSU to a 29-25-3 record from 1979 to 1983, with two bowl appearances, including a 24-14 win against Baylor in the 1983 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome in Houston.
After the bowl game, Johnson accepted the head coaching job at Miami. He guided the Hurricanes to an 81-34-3 record and the 1987 national championship before he started his NFL career with Dallas. Johnson won back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1992 and ’93, and the roster he built won the ’95 title under his college rival, Barry Switzer.
Johnson later coached the Miami Dolphins from 96-99 before becoming a Fox analyst.