Football Reunion Scheduled for Hall of Fame Weekend
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Saturday 09/16/2011
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MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois Athletics will sponsor a reunion for Fighting Leatherneck Football during Homecoming/Hall of Fame weekend. On September 30-October 1, 'From Mudra to Rodriguez: The Reunion' will take place as part of the All-Leatherneck Reunion festivities.

Leathernecks that played from 1969-83 for head coaches Darrell Mudra, Brodie Westen, Bill Shanahan and Pete Rodriguez will meet Friday afternoon (Sept. 30) for a social at the Macomb Country Club. The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place that night at the University Union.

Following the Homecoming parade Saturday morning, there will be a pregame tailgate from 12-3 p.m. north of Hanson Field. Pregame ceremonies are scheduled for 2:45 p.m. and the players from the 1969-83 era will be recognized during halftime.

A post-game social and dinner will follow after the game. The following is a portion of the former players who have committed to attending the reunion: 

GARY BIRCH                         

BILLY BROCKHOUSE                    

WASHINGTON BUSH                    

CHARLEY CAREY                   

JERRY CASHMER                    

PAUL CESARETTI                     

TONY COZZI                      

JAMES COZZI                        

PHIL DOMAGALSKI                   

MICHAEL DRYMILLER                  

TOM HENDERSON                   

MARK KACZMAREK                     

GERALD KAMINSKI                    

JIM LODICO                       

GERALD MC KECHAN                   

STEVE MIKEZ                      

STEVE MILLS                      

LARRY MORTIER                   

ROBERT SANDS                          

JIM SIROTA                          

JAY O'BRIEN                        

JOHN PASSANANTI                    






Hotel rooms are available on a limited basis. Leathernecks can register online via the reunion link at Players with questions hotel accommodations, and reunion activities can call Assistant Athletics Director Sean McDonough at (309) 318-1464.

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