Saturday, April 4, 2009

Football Alumni Weekend

From left to right: Ronnie Platt, Tim Pfennig, Wendell, Ben Hulka:
Today caps the Football Alumni Weekend with the Spring Game over at the Stadium. Yesterday was the golf tournament at Arizona National.

Once again, Frankie Acosta of the former letter winners office put on a terrific event. Yours truly even won the Closest to the pin on Hole #6 and won a bag and cap donated by yours truly.

I had a blast playing with current co-workers, Tim Pfennig, Ben Hulka and Ronnie Platt. Even though our score did not get in the top 3 (actually we weren't close), I feel certain we had the most fun. The highlight of our round was Ben making an unbelievable up and down on number 10 from the desert. It did cost him numerous cactus needles to his back side. What a team player!!!!

It was a lot of fun had by all. There were former players from way back in the day, up to guys like Longacre, Bonzio, Trethaway that finished playing this past year. Many of my all time favorites were there too, but my highlight of the day was getting to see Bobby Wade again. He will always go down as one of my all time favorite players and all time favorite people. It was fun getting to visit with him again.

Coach Stoops has done a great job of getting these former players involved in today's program, even if they didn't play for him. All the former players seem to love what Coach Stoops has done and what he is doing for the Arizona Wildcat football program.

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