Faulk, McCleskey, Korte, Duncan, Monica to speak Tuesday at GNO QB Club
Former LSU and New England Patriots great Kevin Faulk, former New Orleans Saint J.J. McCleskey of Tulane, former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte, University of New Orleans athletic director Tim Duncan and St. Charles Catholic head coach Frank Monica will be the featured speakers at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue.
A former Carencro High and LSU great, Faulk is in his second year as the LSU Football Director of Player Development. Faulk remains the leading rusher in LSU history and is a three-time Super Bowl champion from his outstanding career with the New England Patriots. Faulk holds a total of 12 school records. From 1995-98, Faulk amassed 4,556 yards rushing and 46 touchdowns. Faulk works with football student-athletes on academic direction, social development and overall quality of life.
A former New Orleans Saint from 1993-96, McCleskey also played for the Arizona Cardinals. He is in his second season as secondary coach at Tulane. McCleskey was a star player at Tennessee and is a member of the Knoxville Hall of Fame. His son, Jalen, is a starting receiver for the Green Wave.
A former New Orleans Saint from 1983-89, Korte played in 83 games for the Saints and was part of the first winning season and first playoff appearance in team history in 1987. He was a consensus All-American at the University of Arkansas and he was inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Honor and he is on the All-Century team at Arkansas. He hosts “Fans First Take” prior to all New Orleans Saints games on WWL Radio.
Duncan, who grew up in Memphis and played four years of college basketball at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) alongside future NBA star Penny Hardaway, came to UNO this past summer after serving as the deputy athletic director for external affairs at Northeastern University in Boston. He has held leadership roles at both NCAA Division I and Division II institutions, including serving as director of athletics on two different occasions.
In his 20th year as head coach at St. Charles Catholic and his 50th year in coaching, Monica has guided the Comets to a state championship and three other state championship game appearances. He has won 272 games, ninth most in Louisiana history and won state titles at Riverside Academy and at Lutcher. He also served previously as the head coach at Jesuit.
The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meets each Tuesday (17 weeks) at Rock’n’Bowl through Dec. 17, when the club will hold its year-end awards function.
Each week, an R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week is chosen, presented by CrescentCitySports.com and NASH ICON 106.1 FM while The King Firm Scholar-Athlete award winner will also be introduced, presented by Friday Night Football from NOLA 38 and WGNO.
A pick-em contest of top college and professional games allows patrons to win prizes from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn, as well as from the Saints Hall of Fame.
Annual membership to the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club is $50 per person, which includes a discounted $20 lunch from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn. Non-members are also welcome to attend each week for $30.
For more information on how to join the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at email@example.com.
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