Schedule of Speakers Set for Huntsville QB Club

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HUNTSVILLE, Al – The executive director of the BCS and a perennial NFL Pro Bowl player have been added to the roster of speakers for the 2013 season of the Huntsville Quarterback Club.

Bill Hancock, who has become a familiar face to people in this state for regularly handing over the crystal football to championship-winning coaches, will speak to the Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at The Ledges.

Hancock is transitioning from leading the BCS to his new role as executive director of the College Football Playoff.

Walter Jones, the former Seattle Seahawks’ offensive tackle, will be featured as part of an NFL roundtable on Nov. 19, the week of his annual “Turkey Bowl” charity flag football event.

The Quarterback Club opens its season on Tuesday, Aug. 27 with Bill Battle, athletics director at the University of Alabama.  Social hour is at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.  Club members are asked to make reservations with club president Ed Groves at  Guests for this meeting must be accompanied by a member, and each member is limited to two guests.

Also joining the roster of previously announced speakers are Blake Beddingfield, the director of college scouting for the Tennessee Titans;  former Auburn and Titans’ kicker Al Del Greco, now a Birmingham radio host; and  Scott Myers, director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Membership in the club, which includes dinner at The Ledges, is $350, with corporate memberships available for $500. The latter provides for a total of 12 meals as well as exposure on the club website and at club meetings.


Here is the season’s schedule:


Aug 27: Bill Battle, Alabama director of athletics.

Sept. 10: Al Del Greco, former Auburn and NFL kicker, now co-host of “The Morning Drive” on Birmingham radio

Sept. 17: Ronnie Bayne, former SEC and NFL referee and recent inductee into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Oct. 1: Ladies’ Night, featuring John Croyle, former Alabama football player and founder of Big Oak Boys Ranch. QB Club members may bring spouses or significant others.

Oct. 15: Alabama A&M Night, with head coaches Anthony Jones and Willie Hayes and director of athletics Bryan Hicks

Oct. 22: Bill Hancock, executive director of the Bowl Championship Series

Oct. 29: Blake Beddingfield, Huntsville native and director of scouting for the Tennessee Titans

Nov.  12: Scott Myers, executive director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Nov. 19: NFL Roundtable, featuring Walter Jones.  He’ll be joined by several other former NFL players from the area

Nov. 26: Sonny Smith and Wimp Sanderson, the former head basketball coaches at Auburn and Alabama, respectively.

Courtesy: Mark McCarter, on behalf of Huntsville Quarterback Club board of directors


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