Reggie Herring is featured in this video above about the 1980 Florida St victory over Pitt.
Mark May did a great job at the first Little Rock Touchdown Club meeting of the year. Jim Harris of Arkansas Sports 360 did a good article on it and I agree with what Wally Hall wrote on his blog about the meeting:
Mark May, college football studio analyst for ESPN, spoke at the Little Rock Touchdown Club luncheon today and was very direct in his remarks, including the BCS National Championship game.
He said Southern Cal will play it, not because they are that good — he even said they are over-rated and don’t have enough depth, especially on defense — but because of their schedule.
He predicted they would play the winner of the SEC West for the championship and that Alabama will school them.
He said the Razorbacks have a chance to have a special team but they won’t be favored against Alabama or LSU at home, and not on the road at South Carolina.
In my opinion, going into the ninth year of the LRTC, Mark May was one of the best speakers ever.
I got to see Mark May play in 1980 against Tennessee in Knoxville and they had their way with the Vols that day 30-6.
I went with my Vol relatives uncle Blythe and Mack Hatcher. We sat in the season ticket seats that they had over 40 years. It was funny that so many people around them were so used to who sat where that many of them would come up and introduce themselves to me since they knew I was a vistor to this game. Another thing I noticed was that the fans got their earlier than any other fans I had noticed before. Many had traveled from all over the state to get there and it as an all day event.
After losing just by 1 to eventual national champion Georgia Bulldogs and by 3 in a miracle comeback to top ten USC, I thought that Tennessee would come back and play well against Pitt but it did not work out that way.
Jackie Sherrill was the coach of the Pitt Panthers and Johnny Majors was Tennessee’s coach. Both Majors and Sherrill had coached together under Frank Broyles at Arkansas and Majors had taken Sherrill with him to Iowa State when he got that job and then on to Pitt where they won a national championship in 1976.
|September 13||1:30 PM||Boston College||#3||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||ABC||W 14–6||44,820|
|September 20||2:30 PM||at Kansas||#5||Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS||W 18–3||41,300|
|September 27||1:30 PM||Temple||#6||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 36–2||47,071|
|October 4||1:30 PM||Maryland||#6||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 38–9||47,409|
|October 11||7:00 PM||at #11 Florida State||#4||Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL||L 22–36||52,894|
|October 18||1:30 PM||West Virginia||#11||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl)||W 42–14||55,130|
|October 25||2:00 PM||at Tennessee||#12||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||W 30–6||94,008|
|November 1||3:30 PM||at Syracuse||#11||Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY||ABC||W 43–6||50,243|
|November 8||1:30 PM||Louisville||#9||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 41–23||47,280|
|November 15||1:30 PM||at Army||#8||Michie Stadium • West Point, NY||W 45–7||31,150|
|November 22||1:00 PM||at #5 Penn State||#4||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA||ABC||W 14–9||82,459|
|December 29||9:00 PM||vs. #18 South Carolina||#3||Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl)||ABC||W 37–9||72,297|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.|
 Team Players drafted into in the NFL
|Hugh Green||Defensive End||1||7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Randy McMillan||Running Back||1||12||Baltimore Colts|
|Mark May||Tackle||1||20||Washington Redskins|
|Rickey Jackson||Linebacker||2||51||New Orleans Saints|
|Greg Meisner||Defensive Tackle||3||63||Los Angeles Rams|
|Carlton Williamson||Defensive Back||3||65||San Francisco 49ers|
|Russ Grimm||Center||3||69||Washington Redskins|
|Bill Neill||Defensive Tackle||5||115||New York Giants|
|Benjie Pryor||Tight End||5||120||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Lynn Thomas||Defensive Back||5||121||San Francisco 49ers|
|Jerry Boyarsky||Defensive Tackle||5||128||New Orleans Saints|
|Rick Trocano||Quarterback||11||292||Pittsburgh Steelers|
 Awards and honors
- Hugh Green, Walter Camp Award
- Hugh Green, Lombardi Award
- Hugh Green, Maxwell Award
- Mark May, Outland Trophy
This year’s Little Rock Touchdown Club speakers are very exciting and I am really excited about the first one being Mark May. Below that are some of the posts about past speakers. Here is more about Mark May from Wikipedia: Mark Eric May (born November 2, 1959) is a former American college and professional football player who was [...]
This year’s Little Rock Touchdown Club speakers are very exciting. Below is this year’s list followed by some of the posts about past speakers. Mark May – ESPN ESPN College Football Analyst teaming with Lou Holtz for the popular College Football Scoreboard. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005, May was a 1st Team [...]
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Uploaded by TheMemphisSlim on Sep 3, 2010 Johnny Majors from Huntland, TN tried out for the UT Football team weighing 150 pounds. His Father, Shirley Majors his HS Coach,encourage him and then 4 younger brothers all to be Vols. Johnny Majors was the runner-up in 1956 for the Heisman Trophy to Paul Horning, on a loosing Notre Dame [...]
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Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, ©KNS/2011 Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley reacts as Arkansas scores their seventh touchdown of the night at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)
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