Football Alums Return For Game

April 14, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Several former University of Kansas football greats are expected to participate in the Second Annual Alumni Game at 1 p.m. prior to KU’s Annual Spring Scrimmage on Saturday in Memorial Stadium. Some of the former Jayhawks committed to play in the contest include quarterback Bobby Douglass (1966-68), wide receiver Willie Vaughn (1985-88), cornerback Dorian Brew (1992-95), offensive lineman Keith Loneker (1989-92), offensive lineman Chip Budde (1987-90) and tackle David Lawrence (1977, 1979-81).

Don Davis (1991-94) and Dana Stubblefield (1990-92) will serve as honorary coaches for the two teams. Stubblefield was an All-American performer at defensive end for the Jayhawks during his three-year career in Lawrence. As team captain in 1992, he was named Most Valuable Player of the Aloha Bowl in KU’s win over BYU. Stubblefield, a standout defensive end, played 11 seasons in the NFL with San Francisco, Washington and Oakland. Stubblefield was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1993 and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1997, the same year he notched his third Pro Bowl berth after recording a career-high 15 sacks for the 49ers.

Davis has played for four teams during his NFL career, and most recently, won a pair of Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots. Davis is entering his 11th NFL season and has played in 120 games with 17 starts in his career, recording a total of 133 defensive tackles and 127 special teams tackles. The 6-foot-1-inch, 235-pounder joined the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on May 16, 2003, and has played in 31 regular-season games and six postseason games in his two seasons in New England. At Kansas, Davis led the Jayhawks with 78 total tackles as a senior in 1994 and finished his career with 238 career stops.

In addition, several more former Jayhawks including Otto Schnellbacher (1942, 1946-47), George Mrkonic (1950-52), Galen Fiss (1950-52), Charlie Hoag (1950-52), John Hadl (1959-61), Chris Maumalanga (1990-93) and Gerald McBurrows (1991-94) will attend the game to cheer on their respective teams.

Additional notes for fans…
There is no admission charge to attend either event.
Gates to the stadium will open at noon. will be open and located in the west concourse.
The KU ticket office will open at noon for fans wishing to purchase tickets for the 2005 season.
The first 5,000 in attendance will receive a Kansas football t-shirt.
The Kid’s Fun Zone will open at noon and be located southeast of the stadium.
Concessions will be sold during the game in the west concourse.

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