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Southern University to honor eight former football legends

Storied NFL careers will be celebrated.

Courtesy: Southern Athletics

Southern University Athletics will honor eight of the most highly decorated football players in the program’s history during the inaugural SU Football Kick-off Extravaganza on Friday, September 1 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The fundraising event will salute eight former SU football players who enjoyed extensive NFL careers, which garnered several All-Pro awards, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl appearances, Super Bowl wins, and Hall of Fame inductions.

Aeneas Williams, Rufus Porter, Mel Blount, Ken Ellis, Harold Carmichael, Rich “Tombstone” Jackson, Isaiah “Butch” Robertson, and Frank Pitts will be recognized as Southern Football Legends and celebrated for their achievements on the Gridiron and as ambassadors of Southern University.

 

 

The event will serve as a precursor to a special on-field pregame ceremony during the Jaguars opening game against South Carolina State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in A.W. Mumford Stadium on Sunday, September 3rd.

Kickoff for the nationally televised season opener is slated for 1:35 p.m. on ESPN2.

Blues recording artist Willie Clayton and Zydeco musician Keith Frank will headline a concert that will follow the ceremony honoring the former Southern University football legends.

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