This Week Features Syracuse Legend Floyd Little, Former Navy Linebacker Brian Stann,
South Carolina Breakout Back Mike Davis, and Road Trip to Pitt’s First Home ACC Game
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its eleventh season this summer with Episode 3. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 92 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show features legendary Syracuse running back Floyd Little. The only three-time All-American running back at Syracuse, Little helped immortalize the number 44, following Jim Brown and Ernie Davis. He joined those two Syracuse legends in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Little was known as “The Franchise” for the Denver Broncos and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He is now back on campus at Syracuse as special assistant to the athletics director. Hear how a conversation with Davis led Little to Syracuse and not the U.S. Military Academy and the reason for his nickname in Denver.
Then learn about the courage of our country’s military through the experiences of former Navy linebacker Brian Stann. After graduation, he was assigned at an infantry officer in the U.S. Marines, commanding the 2nd Mobile Assault Platoon during Operation Matador in Iraq and earning the Silver Star. After returning home, he used mixed martial arts as his outlet for competition, eventually becoming a UFC Champion. Stann now runs Hire Heroes USA, an organization that helps ex-military personnel transition to civilian life.
Head home to Atlanta for a visit with South Carolina running back and Heisman hopeful Mike Davis. The junior ran for almost twelve-hundred yards last season. He is working hard to surpass that total this year and catch his older brother James, former All-ACC back at Clemson. James helped Mike find his way when he used money from his NFL contract to move his family to Stone Mountain, Georgia for a better quality of life. Now Mike has aspirations to follow his brother’s path into the NFL.
Finally, Road Trip to Pittsburgh with Tommy Kane as the Panthers host their first ACC game. After visiting the world famous Primanti Brothers for a bite to eat, T-K checks out the sights of the Steel City, including the Duquesne Incline. Then it’s on to the pregame bonfire on campus where Pitt Head Coach Paul Chryst helps build excitement for the game. Finally, Pitt takes the field against FSU and Tommy gets a firsthand narrative of the historic Pitt milestone from ACC Commissioner John Swofford.
For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.
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