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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS TCU GEORGIA 184 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl BOWL HISTORY HONORS BOWL EVENTS WELCOME AutoZone Liberty Bowl WATERBOYS ASSOCIATION What’s a Waterboy? And who are these guys? When it was announced in 1965 that Bud Dudley would move the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to Memphis, a group of local businessmen happened to be having a “strategy” session at an area pub. The group included Bert Kellerhall, Harry Zinn, Cotton Johnson, Jim McIntosh, Paul Tucker, Jeff Winstead, Jerry McMillin, Leon Rowlett and Bill Smith. At the end of the meeting, the group agreed they would support the new hometown bowl game by purchasing a block of tickets. The following year, longtime Memphis insurance executive Bill McElroy became the Bowl’s executive vice president. He called on Kellerhall to recruit some men to help with various duties at the game and its related events. Kellerhall called upon his group of friends who supported the first Bowl Game in Memphis the previous year to step up and volunteer. The group agreed it was a good idea to support the Memphis community by volunteering their time and effort with to the bowl game. In 1966 the group reunited to support the Bowl again and decided to name their group. Several names were suggested, like the Bench Warmers and the Dirty Dozen, but The Waterboys seemed like a fitting name. It matched the group’s ultimate role: to serve and help the AutoZone Liberty Bowl team win! The group was formally organized and the Waterboys name was adopted. Kellerhall was the group’s first president and served in that role for many years. After 50 years, the Waterboys organization still exists and thrives, as it continues its mission of supporting the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The group continues to play a key role in supporting each of the Bowl Week events. THANK YOU, WATERBOYS, FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL! Henry Barnhardt Charles Cavallo Steve Cole Jay Eubank Billy Hicks III Bryan Johns Randall LaPlante Jim Long Craig Marshall Pat Patterson Greg Pollock Nick Ridge Andy Snedeker Chuck Strong Ernest Sutherland Tom Talbot Vince Thompson Ronnie Tillery Tom Vickers Don Williamson Bill Wilson Larry Young Scott Young 2016 WATERBOYS


2016 Liberty Bowl
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