Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Student Manager Spotlight, Ronnie Platt

Please let me introduce you to one of our finest student managers, Ronnie Platt. Ronnie is a Communications major in his third year from Southlake, Texas. He is one of the most dependable and reliable managers I have ever had the privelage of working with! In my thirty years of doing this I have had many GREAT student managers, and Ronnie is truly one of the best of all time. He understands what we are all about and is very passionate about doing a great job.
Ronnie works with Coach Bill Bedenbaugh and the offensive line at practice everyday. This is his third year working with the O Line. He is responsible for packing Trunk 3 which holds just about everything essential when on the road. He also is responsible for making sure the Stadium Equipment Room is properly stocked for each home game. But maybe his most important role is ordering food for the managers on late nights and game days. Coach Stoops honored him at the beginning of the year with a personalized "Thank You" autographed picture for all of his hardwork and dedication to the football team.

At this time, we do not designate a "Head Manger", but Ronnie is the closest thing to having one. Anytime Tim or I need something important done, Ronnie is the one we call on. Ronnie spends alot of his free time during the day coming by the equipment room and helping out with anything that may need to be done.

He travels on all of the away games. One of his best trips so far is USC, simply because of the pagentry and stadium atmosphere.

His high school, Southlake Carroll, went 69-1 and won 3 Texas 5A State championships in football while Ronnie was a manager. His favorites teams, besides the Wildcats, are the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. His favorite food is anything homemade, while his favorite movie of all time is 40 Year Old Virgin. He loves Country music and his favorite band is the Eli Young Band.

After graduation, he plans on a career as an Equipment Manager.

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