Thursday, September 11, 2003
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former University of Alabama fullback Tommy Lewis and the Crimson Tide men's and women's tennis teams will appear at Coca-Cola Kickoff on the Quad prior to the Alabama-Kentucky football game on Saturday.
Lewis, who lettered for the Tide in 1951-53, will sign autographs in the Legend's Tent between 4:15 and 5:00 pm. Lewis is best known for scoring a touchdown against Rice for a 6-0 lead in the 1954 Cotton Bowl and later coming off the bench to tackle Dickie Moegle.
Lewis is retired and lives in Huntsville following careers in coaching and insurance.
The tennis teams will appear in the Mayfield Ice Cream Team Tent from 5:00-5:45 pm. Activities on the Quad begin three hours prior to kickoff. Included this week are the free Coca-Cola interactive games, face tattoos, free Verizon shakers and other vendors and displays. There is a food court along Sixth Avenue and the northeast corner of the Quad.
The Crimson Tide Network pre-game show with Eli Gold, Tom Roberts and Ken Stabler begins on the Quad at 4:45 p.m.
Kickoff for the Alabama-Kentucky game at Bryant-Denny Stadium is 6:45 p.m. Tuscaloosa Mayor Al DuPont is scheduled to be honored in a ceremony on the field prior to kick-off in the Tide's continuing salute to U.S. military veterans.