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Sportscaster Jill Arrington speaks at Selma Quarterback Club

National sportscaster Jill Arrington never forgot her Southern roots.

Arrington was the guest speaker Monday at the Selma Quarterback Club at the Selma Convention Center for “Ladies’ Night.”

Arrington shared memories of her childhood growing up in Conyers, Georgia.  Her father, Rick Arrington, played quarterback for the University of Georgia and three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1970-1972). He later became Arrington’s softball coach and she learned life lessons from playing softball and tennis.

“I learned you must have self worth, be ready, be aggressive and be accountable and  learn from your mistakes,” Arrington said. “Everything I learned from youth sports has served me in life. I have a big passion for youth sports.”

The 47-year-old Arrington was most recently a reporter with KCBS-TV and KCAL 9 in Los Angeles.

Arrington also shared memories being the sideline reporter SEC Football on CBS.  She lists Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa as her favorite SEC Football Venue.

Arrington said she enjoyed working with Eli Gold on Arena Football League broadcasts for the TNN Network from 2000 to 2002. She was the sideline reporter for those games. Gold is the current Alabama play-by-play radio man.