Legends Golf Classic was again a great success

By Steve Stout - sstout@civitasmedia.com

The 2016 Ned Garver/Dick LeBeau Legends Golf Classic held at Mitchell Hills Golf Club in Springfield last Saturday was a big success.

The United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties received a financial contribution, and everyone had a great time, including several participants from Champaign County.

One of the Legends, who happens to be from Champaign County, said he also had a good time … former NFL and World Football League player Roger Wallace.

Wallace was a standout at Urbana High School and remains one of only two UHS grads – the other being George Scott – who played in the NFL.


LeBeau, 78, played two holes with each foursome in the event and dazzled everybody with his golf prowess.

He undoubtedly could have played on the PGA Tour had he not chosen football.

Football has worked out pretty well for him, considering he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

He is currently the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans.

LeBeau noted in his speech Saturday night that he fears football may soon be eliminated at some schools due to the attention now being given to concussion-related injuries.

“I’d hate to see it happen, because the game does so much to help young people learn teamwork and other skills they will use later in life,” he said.


Trivia Time – The Chicago Bears have the most members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 27.

This week’s question – Which NFL team drafted Urbana High School graduate Roger Wallace in 1974?


By Steve Stout


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