WTAMU to honor former players during final season Kimbrough

Entering its final season in Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, West Texas A&M Football has announced a season-long recognition for former Buffs who played in the original Buffalo Bowl that opened in 1959.

The recognition will move in reverse chronological order beginning with the eras of head coaches Hunter Hughes, Mike Nesbitt and Don Carthel at Saturday's home opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State.

For the September 15 game versus Tarleton, WT will welcome back players from the eras of head coaches Ronnie Jones, Stan McGarvey, Morris Stone and Ron Steele.

The Homecoming Game of October 6 against UT Permian Basin will celebrate the players of head coaches Steve Graf and Bill Kelly.

On October 20, the Buffs welcome Eastern New Mexico for the annual Battle of the Wagon Wheel where players from the eras of head coaches Don Davis, Bill Yung and Gene Mayfield will be honored.

The final regular season home game, on November 3 versus Texas A&M-Kingsville, will be Buffs fans' opportunity to celebrate the players of head coaches Joe Kerbel and Clark Janigan. Fittingly, the first players into the Buffalo Bowl in 1959 will be the final ones recognized during the 2019 season.

Prior to each home game, former players and coaches will gather from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the football locker room in the Bain Athletic Center for a private meet and greet with coach Hunter Hughes and his staff, to view new facilities and the construction site of the new Buffalo Stadium. At 3 p.m., the Buffalo Club tailgate party will begin at Kimbrough Stadium, and former players and coaches will be on hand to reminisce with the Buff fans and alumni.

Each era will also be recognized during the game and available to visit with fans on the west side of the stadium.

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