G7D Spotlight: Western Kentucky Football Spring Game

Game7Dads and family were on campus for the 2013 Western Kentucky University Red/White Spring football game. I wanted to share the event and spotlight some of the outstanding student-athletes we were able to meet.** It was a fantastic Saturday afternoon, spent with my wife and 3 sons:

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Crash*                                    Smash*                                  Slash*



Family_Kawaun_01The boys started the day sharing seats with some greats from the 2012 senior class, QB Kawuan Jakes (left) and RB Bobby Rainey (right).


We caught some of the action from the game.


The Bobby Petrino era has begun at Western Kentucky. Coach Petrino called the offensive plays for both teams.







QB Brandon Doughty (12) drops back for a pass.






RB Antonio Andrews (5) looks for running room to the right.






The Red defense, anchored by DB Tyree Robinson (22), gets set up.




The afternoon concluded with an opportunity to meet the players on the field for autographs.



One of the nation’s top running backs, Antonio Andrews. Andrews led the Sun Belt Conference in rushing yardage in 2012 with 1684, good for 8th-best in FBS.






Following the game, the boys met DB Cam Thomas right away. Cam signed his receivers gloves and gave them to the boys.



07_smith_autoSlash 07_smith_auto_SlashMeet our family’s new favorite Hilltopper. Quarterback Demarcus Smith comes to WKU as a transfer from the University of Central Florida. Smith, a Louisville, KY native, is a former Rivals.com four-star recruit. Demarcus not only gave his autograph, but request autographs from Crash and Slash, as well. Demarcus was truly a class act! Read more about his journey to WKU here.


22_robinson_auto 22_robinson_auto02One of our sons’ favorites, DB Tyree Robinson. So glad to have this guy in the defensive backfield one more year. Check out some of his handiwork here.




32_jones_thumbsupOne of my favorites, FB Kadeem Jones. Kadeem did not dress for the game and I did not find our why. I thought I was being slick taking this pic from behind the autograph line, but KJ caught me. Check out the ring … that’s what you get for LOSING the Little Caesar’s Bowl. Can’t wait to see this year’s Orange Bowl Championship ring!



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The best linebacking duo in the country: senior Andrew Jackson (sitting, right) and senior Xavius Boyd (sitting, left)



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To put a period on the day, we bid the Sun Belt Conference a fond “adieu,” and got a famly pic in the end zone.




We had a great day getting to know the 2013 Hilltopper team. We appreciate the coaches and student-athletes who gave the crowd an awesome experience. We’re ready for Septmeber!

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** A big THANKS to my fantastic in-laws for all the great photos they took at the game!

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