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Former Football Players to Honor Gilliam with Roast
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Former Football Players to Honor Gilliam with Roast

Former Tennessee State University football athletes will honor TSU legendary coach Joe Gilliam, Sr., in a roast on Saturday, May 26 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.

Tickets for the roast are $50 per person. Each ticket sold will support the Joe Gilliam Scholarship fund, whose purpose is to support any football player and their immediate family as they pursue his or her education at TSU.

Coach Gilliam’s career spanned more than 24 years at Tennessee State, as he helped the Big Blue to an impressive 254-93-15 record. Approximately 144 football players were drafted into the National Football League (NFL), including Hall of Fame inductee Richard Dent.

The gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by the program and dinner at 7 p.m.

Fans can purchase tickets through any committee member or at Harper’s Restaurant on Jefferson Street. For additional information, call 901-340-5581.