Havoline Football Saturdays Episode 4 Airs This Weekend
Spotlights Pittsburgh’s James Conner, Tennessee’s Inky Johnson and All-Access
with Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck and North Carolina’s Rameses
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend with Episode 4. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show spotlight’s Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Despite not playing running back until his senior year of high school, Conner made an immediate impact as a Pitt freshman, breaking Tony Dorsett’s school bowl rushing record, and followed up with ACC Player of the Year honors as a sophomore. But it is his close family and friends that motivate him to excel on the field and off. Head home to Erie, Pa. to meet the families that keep Conner focused on being a great person as well as great player. See how personal experiences inspired his continued work with children and The Kidney Foundation.
Then spend time with former Tennessee defensive back Inky Johnson. Growing up in the tough Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Johnson found a path to success through sports, playing against older, bigger kids. His skill and toughness made him a star for the Vols, and Johnson was on a course for the NFL when one tackle changed his future. On a hit against Air Force, Johnson suffered permanent nerve damage to his right arm and a broken artery in his chest. Despite the injuries, Johnson kept a promise to his grandmother to graduate, earning undergraduate and Master’s degrees from UT. Learn how Johnson rebuilt his life after the injury with a new attitude, and his impact now as a motivational speaker.
And in All-Access, get a behind-the-scenes look at two ACC traditions. First get behind the wheel of the Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck. The most famous 1930 Ford Model A in college sports, it has led the Yellow Jackets on the field every home game since 1961. Then meet the keepers of Rameses, North Carolina’s beloved ram. Since 1924, the mascots have called Henry Hogan’s farm home. See the ram get ready to meet the Tar Heel faithful on game day.
For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.
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