NFL alum attends Turkey Bowl in honor of coach

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Submitted: Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:18pm
Updated: Sat, 11/29/2014 - 7:43pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An NFL alum, as well as other football players, brought back a Thanksgiving tradition in honor a a coach and mentor.

The Turkey Bowl kicked off Thursday afternoon near Williston Middle School, in honor of Coach William Murphy. The teams raised money to go toward a scholarship in his name.

Former Buffalo Bills player Jay Ross took to the field in a new position, quarterback. He says he had to come out and support an event in the name of someone he looked up to as a kid.

“Growing up Coach William Murphy was one of my mentors. Him and Coach Mike Jacobs. So they kinda kept us in line growing up as kids. So I had to come out here and support it since I’m home,” Ross said.

On Friday and Saturday, additional events are scheduled to honor Coach Murphy at the YMCA. Those events are scheduled from noon until 3:00 p.m.

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2 Comments on "NFL alum attends Turkey Bowl in honor of coach"

J. Hardee
2015 years 8 months ago

It would be nice for the Turkey Bowl to continue as a tradition. If it was played at Legion Stadium and a small donation was charged for admission I feel it would be a great success and more money could be raised for scholarships each year.

Terry Shiver
2015 years 8 months ago

We should leave the Turkey Bowl right where it is, because it is where Mr Murphy would want it to be kept; right in the community!The MLK parade is not the same because it was taken out of the community.