David Griffin, Kevin Faulk, JJ McCleskey, Brice Brown, Graham Jarrott to speak Sept. 19 at GNO QB Club

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Sept. 19, 2023 - New Orleans Quarterback Club

The 85th year of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, presented by the Lamarque Motor Company, resumes with its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at noon at The Cannery on 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans with a stellar panel of speakers:

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President David Griffin
College Football Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Faulk
Tulane secondary coach and former Saints cornerback J.J. McCleskey
De La Salle head football coach Graham Jarrott
Edna Karr head football coach Brice Brown

In his fifth season running the Pelicans, Griffin served as the General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning an NBA championship in 2016 and with his Cavaliers reaching the NBA finals three straight times. Griffin spent nine seasons with Cleveland. Griffin presided over a playoff appearance by the Pelicans in the 2021-2022 season and a play-in tournament appearance in the 2022-2023 season.

A member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame from Carencro High, Faulk was inducted into the College Hall of Fame last year. He currently serves as Director of Alumni Relations and Community Outreach at LSU. Faulk was part of three Super Bowl championship teams as a running back with the New England Patriots after a brilliant career at LSU, where he was an All-American and remains the all-time leader in school history in rushing yards with 4,557 yards and rushing touchdowns with 46. Faulk also caught 53 passes for 600 yards and four scores for the Tigers, leading LSU to three bowl game victories in his four seasons.

In his sixth season as an assistant coach at Tulane, McCleskey serves as the secondary coach for the Green Wave. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, McCleskey played at Tennessee and helped lead the Volunteers to SEC championships in 1989 and 1990 and to four bowl appearances. McCleskey played eight years in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals.

In his third season at De La Salle, Jarrott led the Cavaliers to an unbeaten regular season and the Select Division II quarterfinals a year ago. A graduate of De La Salle, Jarrott was a fine lineman for the Cavaliers before playing at Nicholls State. Jarrott was inducted into the De La Salle Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017 for his superb athletic career at the school in football. Jarrott also wrestled and participated in track and field with the Cavaliers.

In his ninth season at his alma mater, Brown was an excellent lineman at Karr and played at Grambling. Brown guided his Cougars to four consecutive state championships from 2016-19 and to state title game appearances in 2015 and 2020. He served as an assistant coach at Karr before being elevated to head coach in 2015. Brown and Karr High School were the subject of the Hulu Documentary “Algiers, America” earlier this year which received critical acclaim.


The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club is grateful to Ronnie Lamarque for his continued support of local football with his presenting sponsorship for the second straight year.

The Metairie law firm of Nicaud & Sunseri and Doug Sunseri is sponsoring the Quarterback Club Scholar/Athlete award for a second consecutive year as well.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl returns as the sponsor of the Prep Player of the Week and the year-end award recipients for tenth consecutive year.

Crescent City Sports is the official media sponsor and management entity of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club where notice of all meetings are posted regularly.

The Club will meet once per month through December 12, when the annual awards luncheon will take place with all meetings to take place at The Cannery. Lunch is included at each meeting. The second annual Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club Baseball Bash, featuring all area college baseball coaches, will take place in January.

The cost weekly is $30 for members and $40 for non-members, which includes lunch. Annual membership is just $25. To purchase tickets for the September meeting online, click here.

For more information, contact Stan Kottemann by phone or at skotlaw@aol.com.

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