How big a Troy State fan are you?

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 15, 2001

Sports Columnist

This week I would like to have some fun with what I call "Trojan Trivia".

If you can answer at least 75 percent of these questions, I’d say you were pretty knowledgeable about sports in Pike County. Some of these questions date back a few years, but I think you’ll enjoy trying to fill in the blanks. The correct answers will be in next week’s Messenger.

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Here they are:

1. This Troy man was a professional baseball scout for several years with the St. Louis Cardinals.

2. This former Troy High School great made some All-American teams as a star football player at Alabama and made All-Pro in the Canadian Football League.

3. This great receiver from Ozark became the all-time leading touchdown producer (46) in Troy State football history.

4. This former TSU pitcher from Albany, Ga., won 15 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980s.

5. Troy State won three national championships in football. But who are the three teams they beat for the titles in 1968, 1984 and 1987?

6. Troy State, under head coach Chase Riddle, won back-to-back Division II national championships in baseball. Name the two teams they beat in 1986 and 1987.

7. TSU football has produced one former player in the National Football League that has won a Super Bowl ring. Who is it?

8. This former TSU football player and Brundidge native is now the Executive Director of the Alabama Independent School Association.

9. This former Brundidge quarterback led Auburn to a 10-1 record in the early 70s.

10. Pike County High School has two of its former players presently playing in the NFL. Name them and the teams they play for.

11. Troy State presently has two former players that are starting on teams in the NFL. Who are they? Think New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.

12. What former Troy State quarterback returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown for the Houston Oilers in the first pro football game he ever played in?

13. What Goshen linebacker became an All-SEC defensive lineman at Auburn in 1994?

14. Who was the first SEC player to earn both the Outland and Lombardi Trophies, given annually to the top linemen in the country?

15. What former Trojan was an assistant football coach at Auburn under Shug Jordan in the 50s?

16. Who was the former Troy High School quarterback who played that same position at Alabama in the mid-50s?

17. Who were the twin brothers that won state track titles in the 880 yard dash and the mile run in 1961?

18. What Fortune 500 CEO holds the scoring record of 49 points in basketball at Charles Henderson High School?

19. What Brundidge native was an All-SEC first baseman at Auburn in the early 60s?

20. Who is the Troy resident who holds the record for longest touchdown run (92 yards) in Trojan history?

Hope you have fun with this!

See you next week with the answers!