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Southern Football to honor '93 team for Sept. 14 home opener

Twenty seasons of Southern football have passed since former head coach and Louisiana Sports Hall of Famer Pete Richardson led his first team out of the tunnel of the Louisiana Superdome in 1993.

An emphatic 30-13 win over Northwestern State served as the start of a memorable 11-win season - the first double-digit win season since A.W. Mumford's 1954 team won ten games-producing the programs first outright SWAC championship since 1959.

Southern University athletics will commemorate the achievements of the 1993 Black College and SWAC champions during pregame of the Sept. 14 home opener against Prairie View A&M in A.W. Mumford Stadium.

In conjunction with the game's Alumni Day/Unite in White promotion, Southern is providing two free tickets to each member from the 1993 team and support staff along with a special pregame tailgate hosted by the Southern University Football Alumni Association. For more information about the pre-game festivities, contact SUFAA President Darryl Hurst at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Former players, coaches and supports staff including trainers, equipment managers and strength coaches are required to contact Southern Athletics Director Will Broussard at 225-771-5930 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for verification purposes and to receive their tickets. Individuals wanting more than the allotted two tickets can purchase additional tickets for $30 in Sections 5W and 6W.

The 1993 team produced four All-SWAC first team selections including Sean Wallace, the SWAC's Defensive Player of the Year. Pete Richardson was also named the conference's coach of the year in 1993, the first of five awards the former coach received during his 17-year career at Southern.