April 14, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team kicked off its annual lettermen's weekend Friday with the Jim Kelly Sr. Memorial Golf Classic.
Over 130 golfers teed it up at Pebble Creek Golf Course for a four-man scramble.
Head Coach Butch Jones was hitting shots on the par-3 16th hole all-day in a beat the coach promotion along with women's golf head coach Janet Carl, her staff and women's golf student-athlete Alex Carl.
Following the 18 holes of golf, a larger group of former football players gathered for a dinner which featured a pig roast, silent auction and raffle.
Former UC and NFL standout Mike Wright was honored as this year's featured former letterwinner.
Lettermen's Weekend is a traditional part of the Bearcat Bowl weekend festivities with the Glenn Sample Captains' Breakfast set to take place on Saturday morning. The breakfast, a UC tradition for many years, features captains from past years dating back to the 1940s. Selected captains from each decade will speak to the 2012 UC senior class, sharing knowledge, advice, and stories.
The Bearcats are slotted to close out the 2012 spring season Saturday with their 15th practice, Bearcat Bowl VI, presented by Fifth Third Bank inside historic Nippert Stadium from 4-5:30 p.m. ET.