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Reunion 2004:

Memphis Southmen Reunion Invitation

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Memphis Southmen Reunion Committee
Memphis Southmen Reunion Committee:
(Left to Right) Roger Wallace, Terry Lee, Coach Joe Eaglowski and Justin Canale. (Not pictured John McVay and Richie Franklin.)

The Memphis Southmen thirty year reunion was held August 6-8, 2004 at the Memphis Marriott Downtown. The reunion was centered around a reception that was held Saturday evening. A hospitality suite was open throughout the weekend in "Room 1803." The reunion was covered by Memphis TV stations WREG-3 and WMC-5, but was not covered by Memphis newspapers.

Twenty-seven players, coaches, and staff attended the reunion as well as several friends of the Southmen. Highlights included a players reception held Friday evening, stadium tour on Saturday afternoon, and the thirty year reunion was held Saturday evening in the Nashville Room. After the reception the team viewed the 1974 Memphis Southmen Highlight Film, and was entertained by blues singer and former Southmen running back Paul Miles.

We would like to thank the Marriott Downtown for hosting the reunion. A very special "thank you" goes to the Southmen friend Mr. Pat Patterson who paid for dinner, and former Southmen QB John Huarte who picked up the bar tab.

There were preliminary talks of a thirty-five year reunion for 2009. For more information contact:

Roger Wallace
Joe Eaglowski
Richie Franklin



Memphis Marriott Downtown

Reunion Agenda Sign in Lobby


Roger Wallace and Ed Marshall hold up Southmen banner

Memphis Southmen players, coaches, and staff who attended the reunion:

John McVay - Headcoach Sonny Hicks - DB Paul Miles - RB
Joe Eaglowski - Coach Wally Highsmith - T Seth Miller - DB
Jay Fry - Coach John Huarte - QB Cecil Pryor - DE
Joe Galat - Coach J.J. Jennings - RB Gary Shirk - TE
Tim Beamer - RB Tom Kruyer - G Roger Wallace - WR
Jake Burkhardt - LB Bob Lally - LB Jerry Carter - Trainer
Justin Canale - G John LeHeup - DT Melinda Kruyer - Staff
Merle "Toe to Toe" Code - DB Ed Marshall - WR Terry Lee - Staff
Fest Cotton - DT Ron Mikolajczyk - T Annette Winters - Staff

Click on photo to view the team picture. Click on the link to view photos from that day’s event.


August 6, 2004 - Player Reception (Suite 1803)


August 7, 2004 - Liberty Bowl Stadium Tour


August 7, 2004 - Memphis Southmen Reunion

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