Grab the original.Rich Wingo, who was a part of one of the most famous plays in college football history as a linebacker at the University of Alabama, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual BBVA Compass Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Breakfast presented by Northwestern Mutual of Alabama.The FCA Breakfast will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012, from 7:30-9 a.m. CT. Individual tickets are available for $25, while tables seating 10 are available for $250. Tickets can be reserved by phone at 205-298-9400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Wingo, a native of Elkhart, Ind, played at Alabama from 1974-78 under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and was part of the famous "Goal Line Stand" in the 1978 Sugar Bowl when the Crimson Tide defeated Penn State to claim college football's national championship.
I'm tempted to drive to Birmingham for this event. If you've never met Rich Wingo, you've cheated yourself out of meeting one of the classiest, most intriguing people in Alabama football history.
He can talk about that Goal Line Stand play like it happened just yesterday, and if you're any fan whatsoever of Alabama football, you get chills just listening to him talk about playing for Coach Bryant and Alabama. But even if you're not an Alabama fan, you'll get chills listening to him talk about everything other than football.
If you get the chance to go to this event, take it and trust me--you won't be disappointed.