McAllister, Barbay, Curtis, Saltaformaggio, Sprunk to speak Tuesday at GNO QB Club
Saints Hall of Fame inductee and Saints broadcaster Deuce McAllister, former LSU star Roland Barbay, Tulane defensive coordinator Jack Curtis, Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio and Kenner Discovery coach P.J. Sprunk will be the featured speakers at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at noon at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans.
Drafted in the first round by the New Orleans Saints out of Ole Miss in 2001, McAllister played seven seasons for the Saints from 2001-08. The all-time leading rusher in New Orleans Saints history with 6,096 yards, McAllister ranks second in Saints history with 55 touchdowns and he is sixth in scoring with 330 points. McAllister was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2012. He is in his third season serving as the color analyst on the New Orleans Saints radio network.
A New Orleans native, Barbay starred at Holy Cross High School before starring at LSU from 1984-87. Barbay went on to play for the Seattle Seahawks in 1987. Barbay was inducted into the Holy Cross Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Curtis, a native of Birmingham, Ala., is in his fourth year as defensive coordinator at Tulane. Curtis also coaches outside linebackers for Willie Fritz. Curtis spent five years at Georgia Southern prior to arriving at Tulane and served previously as the defensive coordinator at Central Missouri. Curtis also served as an assistant at Memphis and Arkansas State. Curtis played at Silver City High in New Mexico at Evangel University.
In his sixth season at Hahnville, Saltaformaggio guided the Tigers to a state title game appearance in 2017 and has his Tigers unbeaten in 2019. Saltaformaggio previously served as the head coach at Chalmette and at East Jefferson, where he led the Warriors to their only state title in school history in 2013.
A former student and player at John Curtis Christian, Sprunk has guided the Swamp Owls to a winning record in their first season of varsity football and has his team in contention for a playoff spot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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