Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Well-Deserved Honor

All-time Dartmouth great and College Football Hall of Famer Murry Bowden '71, is the recipient of the 2017 Touchdowner of the Year award presented by the Touchdown Club of Houston. The award is, "given annually for extraordinary contributions and outstanding achievements reflecting honor and sportsmanship to football over a lengthy period of time."

Among the previous winners are Archie Manning, Roger Staubach, Earl Campbell, Bear Bryant and Tom Landry.

From the club website:
The Touchdown Club is the Houston chapter of the NFF.  Founded in 1947 with leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame -- a non-profit educational organization -- runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.
For a little more background on Bowden, check out this STORY from several years back about how he helped Build College Football Hall Of Fame In Georgia.

(Thanks for the tip and the photos ;-)

Princeton alum and current Cleveland Browns tight end Seth DeValve "Is The First White Player To Kneel For The National Anthem," according to a Deadspin story.

BrownsWire has a story under the headline: Seth DeValve explains pregame anthem action as prayer, not protest.
And finally, for those of you following That Certain Dartmouth 14's hike on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, she should hit Dunsmuire, Cal., today, which is 1,499 miles into the trail. Her blog is about 300 miles behind, but you can find the latest entry HERE. She has about 200 miles to go until the Oregon border.

This is the campsite from their latest entry: