Bobby Humphrey special QB Club guest this week

Published 1:02 am Sunday, October 5, 2008

Former University of Alabama and Denver Broncos running back Bobby Humphrey will visit the Selma Quarterback Club on Monday evening at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.

This will be Humphrey’s first appearance in Selma.

“We’re excited to have him here,” said Selma Quarterback Club quarterback W. Forrest Hatfield. “I would think we’ll see a bigger Alabama turnout.”

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Hatfield’s assumption is logical. Humphrey is the club’s first speaker with Alabama ties this year.

Two of the first four speakers were best known for their time at Auburn — former quarterback Brandon Cox and former coach Pat Dye.

Humphrey played at Alabama from 1984-87. In his four seasons with the Tide, he rushed for 3,420 yards, caught 60 passes for 523 yards and scored 40 touchdowns.

He made the All-America Team in 1986 and 1987. In 1986, he set a school record with 1,471 rushing yards. In 1987, he was voted as UPI’s offensive player of the year and finished 10th in the Heisman Trophy balloting.

During his time with the Broncos, he became the first NFL rookie to gain more than 1,000 yards and is only one of 10 running backs to rush for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing season in his first two years in the NFL.

He played in a Super Bowl and Pro Bowl before being traded to the Dolphins.

The Quarterback Club has increased its membership with up to four new members joining each week, and the member tally now stands at approximately 180.

“If you compare us with other clubs around the state, we’re probably ranked second in membership,” said Hatfield.

The meeting kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Carl Morgan Convention Center on Monday.