Selma Quarterback Club prepares for kickoff

Published 10:31pm Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Football season is preparing to push into full gear and the Selma Quarterback Club, organized in 1941, is ready with an impressive lineup of speakers that would excite the smallest of football fans.

The 2013 kickoff meeting will be held at Julius Talton’s river home Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and feature two writers from — Auburn’s Justin Hokanson and Alabama’s Andrew Bone.

“These guys are going to be super good. Very informative,” Selma Quarterback Club captain Nick Horne said. “If there is a recruit between either of the universities, they know about it. If there is something going on with football, they know about it. These guys are homerun hitters.”

On Sept. 9, SEC official Marc Curles will speak. Former Alabama quarterback Spencer Pennington will speak on Sept. 23.

Horne said Curles will likely answer questions regarding confusing rule changes and tell stories about officiating in the SEC.

“I think he will be extremely informative to our members about the SEC officiating and the pressure they are under as SEC officials,” Horne said.

Any Alabama and Auburn fan that knows the rivalry’s history remembers the game historically referenced as “Punt Bama Punt,” where David Langner and Roger Mitchell successful blocked two Alabama punts in a come-from-behind Auburn victory. Both former Tigers will speak on Oct. 7.

Ladies Night is Oct. 21, with Scott Moore — a nationally renowned sports talk radio personality — ready to play to the crowd with his impersonations of current and former college football coaches. Among his imitations are South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden and former Alabama head coach Gene Stallings.

One of the biggest names speaking this year takes the stage Oct. 28, when Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs entertains the crowd on Daughter/Son Night.

Tyler Watts, a former Alabama quarterback, will speak Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, where four $4000 scholarships will be handed out and former University of Tennessee cornerback Inky Johnson will speak.

Johnson, who suffered a career ending injury resulting in his right arm being paralyzed, co-wrote a book discussing how he overcame and persevered through the injury.

Horne said anyone that enjoys “fellowship, food and football” would enjoy the quarterback club.

The club meets eight times throughout the year, always on Monday nights. However, there are weeks off throughout the year.

To register for the Selma Quarterback Club, go online to, or call 875-2626. Registration is $175. Meetings include free food and a free bar. All of the meetings will be held at the Carl Morgan Convention Center, with the exception of the the kickoff meeting.

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