Jim Kelly Sr. (left) may be known as the father of Jim Kelly Jr. (right), but
senior has left his mark on UC Football and Athletics for many years to
come. Saturday morning senior will host his Captain's Breakfast for all
former Bearcat captains.
UC Athletic Director Mike Thomas was on hand to meet all the former Bearcat
players and special guest.
Bearcats defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is joined by his good friend and
former Bearcat Nick Frankos. Nick said to make sure his photo showed up on
the site so his wife knew he really does come to these events. Just
Former Bearcat and now NFL player Robert Tate (1993-96) was honored during
the event. Tate is a current member of the Arizona Cardinals and a 10-year
NFL veteran. He spoke of how greatful he was to have been a Bearcat and
the chances the University of Cincinnati gave him to find success in life on and
off the field.
Jim Leo (1956-59) left, is joined by his former teammate Steve Rasso(center) and Robert
Tate (right) for this photo. Leo was also honored this year along with
Tate. Leo enjoyed a 4 year NFL career.
Current Bearcats coach Mark Dantonio is pictured here with another honored
guest. While many remember Dick McPherson as the longtime head coach of
Syracuse, he also spent a year (1965) as an assistant coach at
The weather held off for most of the day, but in the end the rain washed the
last few rounds of golf away for the day.
But while some came to hit the little white ball around the course, everyone
came for the famous pig roast dinner.
Former Bearcat and NFL Super Bowl Champion Dan Raines sits with three current
Bearcat coaches and enjoys his meal.
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