St. James, TSU to hold memorial services for Markham

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Troy State redshirt freshman Logan Markham died in a single-vehicle automobile accident in Lee County early Saturday morning.

Markham did not travel with the team to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Trojans’ game with Middle Tennessee on Saturday night. The accident occurred on I-85 just outside of Auburn, where Markham had been visiting friends.

"Logan was a tremendous young man and a hard worker," Troy State head football coach Larry Blakeney said. "Our heartfelt sympathy as coaches, players and parents go out to his family. We will miss Logan Markham."

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The Montgomery, Ala., native was beginning his second season as a member of the Troy State football team. Markham walked on as a linebacker out of St. James School in the fall of 2000 and played in two junior varsity games before suffering a broken collarbone. After the injury, Markham was redshirted. He returned to the team this past spring and was moved to the defensive line.

"Logan was a player that I thought as a future,"

said Blakeney. "We studied him on film and he did decide to walk-on with us. He was a very popular young man with his teammates and the people on this campus."

A memorial service will be held for Markham on Wednesday night at St. James in Montgomery.

Blakeney also said Troy State is planning a memorial service for Markham as well for sometime later this week.