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Little Rock Touchdown Club Announces Fall Line Up

The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Metropolitan National Bank kicked off the 2013 season and announced the club’s line-up of renowned speakers and the state’s finest in football.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Metropolitan National Bank kicked off the 2013 season and announced the club’s line-up of renowned speakers and the state’s finest in football.

During a news conference held today in the lobby of the Metropolitan Tower, the Little Rock Touchdown Club announced its most ambitious season ever as it celebrates its 10th season as a sports organization. Club President and founder David Bazzel announced four new awards to be presented by the club this year:

Cliff Harris Award - Small College Defensive Player of the Year - Awarded to the top defensive player from a combination ofNCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges.

Dan Hampton Award - Defensive Lineman of the Year - Arkansas High School Defensive Lineman of the Year - Arkansas College Defensive Lineman of the Year

Willie Roaf Award - Offensive Lineman of the Year - Arkansas High School Offensive Lineman of the Year -Arkansas College Offensive Lineman of the Year

Sully Award - Best Broadcast Call of the Year -Best High School broadcast play call of the Year - Best College broadcast play call of the Year

In addition to the new awards, Bazzel also announced the lineup for the 15 week Touchdown Club season including the kickoff meeting with Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema on August 21st at the Marriott Hotel (formerly Peabody) and the club's end of season awards banquet featuring former Arkansas head coach & ESPN analyst Lou Holtz in January 2014. Other speakers include former Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt, former Nebraska head coach Tom Osborne and six former Razorback greats. “This is without a doubt is the biggest year in the history of the Little Rock Touchdown Club” said Bazzel. “Being able to honor such great Arkansas football legends as Cliff Harris, Dan Hampton and Willie Roaf is a great honor for our club and then you throw in the best speakers lineup in our ten year history and it adds up to a football fan’s heaven here in central Arkansas.”

President and CEO of Metropolitan National Bank, Lunsford W. Bridges stated “Once again, we are thrilled to team up with the Little Rock Touchdown Club for what is sure to be another exciting year of Arkansas football. It is rewarding that we have a nationally respected club in our area and we are honored to share in celebrating the successes of the Little Rock Touchdown Club each year.”

The club’s first meeting of the 2013 season will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at the Marriott in downtown Little Rock. Lunch begins at 11:00 a.m. and the program is from 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Members will meet weekly throughout the fall season and once a month during the winter and spring months at the Embassy Suites. National and regional speakers from the world of college football will address members each week.

August 21 - Bret Bielema
August 26 - Cliff Harris
September 3 - Dan Hampton
September 9 - Tom Osborne
September 16 - Jeff Long
September 23 - Houston Nutt
September 30 - Gene Chizik
October 7 - Clint Conque
October 14 - Mitch Mustain
October 21 - Jonathan Luigs
October 28 - Bryan Harsin
November 4 - Steve Sullivan
November 11 - Roland Sales and Ike Forte
November 18 - Richard Davenport and Chris Hays
November 25 - Steve Atwater
Awards Banquet in January - Lou Holtz
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