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Tyrone Hughes, Hannan Classic coaches headline Oct. 4 GNO Quarterback Club

LSU Assistant Director of Football Operations Dean Dingman, Tulane Assistant Athletic Director Communications Director Curtis Akey, former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl player Tyrone Hughes of St. Augustine and a host of prep football coaches, including Wayde Keiser of Jesuit, Barry Wilson of Holy Cross, Mark Bonis of Brother Martin, Cyril Crutchfield of St. Augustine, Scott Bairnsfather of Shaw, Ryan Manale of De La Salle, Kevin Roussel of McMain and Rummel Athletic Director Phil Greco are the featured speakers at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Monday, October 7 at noon at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans.

Dingman joined the LSU football staff in 2011 and was elevated to his current position in 2012 after playing college football at Michigan and being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. An offensive lineman, Dingman was coached by Les Miles at Michigan.

A native of Mandeville, Akey is in his first year as Assistant Athletics Communication Director at Tulane, working with baseball, volleyball, track and field and cross country programs. Akey serves as the football press box public address announcer and assists broadcast entities with statistics. Akey previously worked in Sports Information as a student worker at LSU, where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.

A native of New Orleans, Hughes was a star at St. Augustine High School before an outstanding career at Nebraska. Hughes was drafted by his hometown New Orleans Saints in the fifth round in 1993 and quickly made his mark, earning Pro Bowl honors as the league's premier kick return man that season. He holds the NFL record for most kickoff return yards in a single game (304) and the most combined kickoff/punt return yards in a game (347). He also had two kickoff returns for touchdowns that same game, tying an NFL record against the Rams on October 23, 1994 against the Los Angeles Rams. Hughes played four seasons for New Orleans from 1993-1996 before playing for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

The Archbishop Hannan Classic consists of four football games involving eight teams. The games include Jesuit vs. Holy Cross, Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine, Rummel vs. Shaw and De La Salle vs. McMain.

Sponsored by Compliance Technology, the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club enters its 75th year in 2013, promoting the very best of amateur football, along with the New Orleans Saints.

Annual membership is $50. Members and non-members are invited to the weekly luncheons, which are held every Monday through Monday, December 16.

The cost for members for lunch is $20 while non-members are welcome at $25 each. Speakers on the Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football are featured every week. The Quarterback Club selects a prep player of the week from the metro area each week and will announce a prep player of the year at the final meeting on Monday, December 16, sponsored by the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

You can view all speakers and videos of previous speakers here at sportsNOLA.com, the official web site of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club.

For more information, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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