Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thursday's Hero Reunion

Tonight we got to attend BYU football's program for Thursday's Hero. This was a reunion for all the heroes and their families. It was almost more fun than the actual day when Ammon was honored as a Thursday's Hero because we got to mingle and visit with any player we wanted. Two players sat at each table to talk to the families. They had live music which was loud but very good, a great meal and lots of people. They were signing posters, handing out bracelets and stickers and they signed anything people handed them - shirts, hats, etc. This is Ross Apo and Jake Heaps - the country's two top draft picks for college. Jake is trying out for the spot of quarterback. They seemed to be super young men. (And they are true freshmen -- just for Katy's sake.)

We had a good visit with Coach Mendenhall. Jim asked him why the women's football clinic was cancelled. The coach said he has had so many requests and complaints about cancelling it that he is reconsidering and they may have it next year. Plan on it, women!!

Lindsey will recognize Matt Reynolds (far right) and his brother. Both boys served missions in Germany and Lindsey actually fed Matt a couple of times. He told me she can really cook! We sat at their table. Awesome, huge (!) guys.

Brandon Doman, quarterback coach. Adam knows him and they talked together for a while.

And of course this is Ammon's favorite buddy -- Robbie Buckner. Robbie's mother was one of Ammon's favorite aides at school last year. Ammon has been able to meet Robbie several times. He is truly a nice young man.
As we got ready to leave, Ammon said, "This was so fun!" It was.


Jess and Jen said...

It sure was a lot of fun! I am glad we got to go and that Ammon had such a good time! He seemed to be enjoying the evening (and the attention)! -Jen

Lokodi said...
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Lokodi said...

I totally remember Matt. He's a great guy and was a good missionary. He could really pack away the food too.

I'm glad to hear you all had a good time. I wish I could have been there.


Mike and Adrianne said...

It looks like such a great time for everyone. Wish we could participate in more of these things. We miss out a lot. But, it's nice to see the pictures.

chelsey said...

Ah man, how fun! I wish I could've been there! I can't wait for the season to start! Yeah!