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Alumni Association to honor Sun Devil quarterbacks


September 09, 2010

The Arizona State University Alumni Association will honor all Sun Devil football quarterbacks from the 1960s through the 2000s at the Homecoming Legends Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 29, at The Buttes, a Marriott Resort in Tempe. 

The luncheon program will be highlighted by appearances by quarterbacks from each of the past five decades. Emceed by Tim Healey, the radio play-by-play voice of Arizona State football, the event will highlight each man's accomplishments and contributions to ASU Athletics.

Athletes being recognized at the 2010 Legends Luncheon will include:

Andrew Walter (2001-2004): After red-shirting in his first year, Walter was honored as a freshman making the All Pac-10 team in 2001. He stepped up as a quarterback in 2002 and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2005 after completing his career at ASU.

Jake Plummer (1995-1996): Jake "The Snake" Plummer earned national recognition as the Pac-10 player of the year after leading the Sun Devils to an undefeated season, the Pac-10 championship, and trip to the Rose Bowl in 1996. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 1997 and also played for the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Jeff Van Raaphorst (1984-1987): During his senior year, van Raaphorst led the Sun Devils during their triumphant 1987 season, which included a Pac-10 championship and a Rose Bowl win over Michigan. He made his NFL debut as an Atlanta Falcon in 1987. Since his retirement from the NFL, he has served as the color commentator for ASU football radio broadcasts.

Danny White (1971-1973): After an impressive career at ASU, White went on to play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 years, and led them to a Super Bowl championship in 1978. He now serves as the coach of the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. 

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Goodman (1963-1966): Goodman served as starting quarterback in 1965 and 1966, leading the Sun Devils in total offense in both years. After graduation, he briefly played for the New Orleans Saints before enlisting into the Marine Corps in 1971, where he logged more than 41,000 hours flying tactical jet aircraft before his retirement from the military in 2008.

Tickets to the luncheon are $40 for ASU Alumni Association members and $45 for non-members. Guests can purchase a VIP table of 10 for $600 or a VIP table for 9 plus a former ASU football player for $1,000.

For more information on the Legends Luncheon, visit alumni.asu.edu/legends.

About the Arizona State University Alumni Association:
Founded in 1894, the ASU Alumni Association connects ASU's 300,000-plus alumni. Dedicated to serving and uniting all graduates of ASU, the Alumni Association hosts programs and oversees numerous groups that enhance the alumni experience and help alumni engage with their alma mater. For more information, visit http://alumni.asu.edu