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Senior Michael Campanaro could end up as the all-time leading receiver for the Deacons in 2013. He ranks fifth in school history with 162 career receptions and needs 55 receptions this season to break Desmond Clark’s school record of 216 catches, set from 1995-98.


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// 6 ready to run Tanner Price enters his fourth year as the starting quarterback for the Deacons, who plan to shift back to the spread offense in 2013.

// 11 MOVING ON UP P.J. Howard IV has gone from a walk-on to among those in the mix for playing time at wide receiver to help out star Michael Campanaro.

// 14 RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGS Derrick Jackson, a standout safety in the early 1990s at Duke, has moved from coaching the Deacons’ outside linebackers to the defensive backs.

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An exciting time of year As summer winds down and preparations for the new school year get into full swing, I’m reminded that this is truly one of the most exciting times of year for Wake Forest Athletics. With all of our fall sports teams reporting early to prepare for their seasons, our campus is once again buzzing with activity. It is really good to have our student-athletes back as I am reminded every time I see one of them how fortunate we are to have the caliber of young people that we have in our program. ron WELLMAN D I RECTOR O F AT H L ET I CS

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Gotta run

Return to option gives Price a fresh start at quarterback By Jay Reddick


Tanner Price is going back to the beginning. After almost three years as a pocket passer, the Deacons’ senior quarterback will open the 2013 season Aug. 29 in a spread-option offense that looks a lot like the one with which Price began his Wake Forest career. The quarterback will have to win games with his legs as well as his arm, and he’s ready for the challenge. “I’m just really looking forward to it,” Price said. “My philosophy is ‘no regrets.’ If I work really hard, the preparation will pay off, and we’ll have a really successful year.” When he first joined the team in 2010, the Deacons were in the midst of installing an offense based on options and misdirection. The quarterback’s ability to get out of the pocket and scramble was key. It worked. Price won an early battle for the starting job, and the Deacons scored more than 43 points per game in their first three


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outings. Price was just getting comfortable in the new setup, and it seemed to suit him. Then everything changed. A hard hit against Florida State on Oct. 8 gave Price a concussion. He missed a couple of weeks, then protecting him in the pocket became a priority, so the option was ditched and a more traditional power running/pocket passing game was instituted. The offense sputtered, and the team limped to a losing record. WFU reached a bowl in 2011, but by last season Price’s performance as a pocket passer, by his own admission, was “difficult.” An inconsistent running attack and a spate of injuries along the offensive line left Price alone in the pocket, with no protection and often with no time to find open receivers. It led to an offense that ran for just 100.5 yards per game and passed for 201. “We were very vanilla,” offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke

TANNER PRICE Birthdate: May 17, 1991 Class: Senior Position: Quarterback Major: Economics, with a minor in Entrepreneurship Favorite WFU moment: “On the field, the North Carolina win last year was really special. That and beating FSU my sophomore year are the two that stick out.” Favorite food: “My favorite solid food would have to be steak – I’m a big ribeye fan – but I love gummi worms and gummi bears. I have a major sweet tooth.” Any pregame superstitions? “I have a playlist I listen to before every game. Just a random collection of songs, mostly feel-good songs. One example would be ‘Big Yellow Taxi,’ the Counting Crows version.” If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be? “I’m a big history fan. I’d have to say David from the Bible. I feel like he had a lot of interesting stories, an interesting man.” Favorite book: “It goes back to when I was younger, but ‘Hatchet’ by Gary Paulsen. It’s a survival story.” Favorite sports movie: “ ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘Miracle’ are both great stories.”

admitted. “We were boring and easy to defend, since we had to rely on Tanner to throw us to victory.” So in the spring, when coaches were looking for a change to jump-start the offense, a variation of the spread option of 2010 became the answer. “When it was a pure run/pass offense, the offensive line had to block them all, and with double-teams, that left our guys vulnerable,” Lobotzke said. “Now with the option, the line just has to block for the quarterback and the point of attack. That gives us room to run and, hopefully, that comes back around to help the passing game.” Which brings it back to Price. Since he learned about the change a few weeks before spring practice, his focus has been on his legs – improving his strength and agility – as well as changing his mindset and decision-making: if you’re under pressure, don’t escape and automatically look to throw; take off and get some yardage. “I’m focusing on the fundamentals of good footwork, both getting my feet set to throw and working on speed,” Price said. “I’ve been running a lot of sprints, doing some cone drills, some other pro-agility type stuff, and a variety of different leg-strength exercises in the weight room.” Even though he’s being asked to run more, Price will certainly be ready to pass when the time is right. He completed 56 percent of his passes in 2012, a number he wants to improve. “I think the biggest thing for me is to get more accuracy,” Price said. “It’s been average, and I really want to get to the point where I’m completing 60, 65 percent of my passes. It all starts with footwork. If you have your feet set, you can be more accurate.” Last season, when Price was chased out of the pocket, he often didn’t have time to get set. This year’s new schemes and healthy offensive line will hopefully change things.

Favorite athlete: “Whenever Drew Brees or Tom Brady are on, I go watch. I also enjoy Johnny Football (Manziel). I got to talk to him a little bit at Manning Football Academy this summer, which was fun.” Why you chose Wake Forest: “It kind of had everything I was looking for. It was strong academically, and I could take advantage of my football scholarship offers to get more challenging academics. Also, in football, knowing I had a chance to compete for the starting job soon was important. I definitely wanted to start 2-3 years in college, but I never was expecting four. It’s been great.” Favorite college class: “This summer, I was in a summer management program, which was great. A crash course in finance, marketing strategy, accounting…great class. I also took an American economic history class, which was right up my alley.”

“With all our injuries along the line, it was very difficult for me to sit back there and make throws without having to slide around and escape,” Price said. “This year, we have a lot more depth, and I’m excited for it.” Now, when Price runs, it will be with a purpose – not as a broken play, but as an option in a set play. “Most of his spring work was running-game work,” Lobotzke said. “He didn’t have a whole lot of work to do in the throwing game. The biggest thing is staying alive in the pocket, and if you see a crack, start running. Andrew Luck was great at that, and he turned out pretty well.” It would be easy to count Price and the Deacons out after four consecutive losing seasons, but that’s OK – Price loves a good redemption story. When asked what one person he would most like to have dinner with, he chose David from the Bible – as in David vs. Goliath. His favorite book is “Hatchet,” a young-adult novel about a boy who survived in the wilderness against all odds. One of his favorite sports movies? “Miracle,” about the U.S. Olympic hockey team that shocked the Soviets and the world in 1980. You get the picture. Price is ready to surprise some people. “I love underdog stories,” Price said. “Especially being at Wake and where we’re coming from, being the underdog is part of who this team is. For me, too – I wasn’t highly recruited, but I’m a fourth-year starter in the ACC.” His rise may not have been expected, but if you look back on his life, several things have brought him to this specific moment. Price said there are pictures of him in the crib with a football. His first hero was John Elway, who retired when Price was 7 years old. His father, Steve Price, was a college quarterback at Southwest Oklahoma State, and Tanner has fond memories of watching games with his dad. “I started playing Pop Warner in fourth grade,” Tanner said. “I was a september 2013



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2013 outlook 2012 record: 5-7 overall, 3-5 Atlantic Division (fourth) Coach: Jim Grobe (73-74 in 12 years at Wake Forest; 106-107-1 in 17 years overall) Returning starters: 19 (8 offense, 8 defense, 3 special teams) Key returnees: QB Tanner Price, FL Michael Campanaro, NG Nikita Whitlock, CB Merrill Noel Key losses: FB Tommy Bohanon, C Garrick Williams, ILB Riley Haynes, CB Chibuikem Okoro Outlook: The disappointing close to last season masks the fact that the Deacons, in an admittedly subpar year, came within a touchdown of a bowl bid. The team enters this season with higher hopes, an offense that seems to take better advantage of players’ strengths, and a defense that returns the majority of its top playmakers. A rebound seems likely.

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middle linebacker and running back then. But I always knew I’d be a quarterback, because my dad did it. We’d always play catch, and he’d teach me the proper mechanics of throwing. I moved to quarterback in middle school.” So he’s got the love of the game, he’s got the work ethic, he’s got the right teacher – but how does one develop the poise to step into a starting job in a power conference as a freshman? That’s easy — just play high school football in Texas. Price was a three-year letterwinner for Westlake High School in Austin, the same school that turned out Drew Brees, another poised passer. Price led his team to the state


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championship game as a senior. “The way they run their programs in Texas can be really similar (to college) in terms of the time you put in,” Price said. “It wasn’t as difficult for me to adjust to the rigorous college schedule as it might have been for others.” That also let him set a good example for his teammates from the very beginning of his WFU career, a leadership quality that has only grown over time. Price admits he’s not much of an in-your-face screamer, but the tone he sets is crucial. “Rah-rah is overrated,” said quarterbacks coach Tom Elrod. “You want a leader to

be genuine, and that’s Tanner. You want a decision-maker who is even-keeled. He wants to put in the work and be prepared, and being a guy that his teammates respect is much more important. He puts in as much time as any kid I’ve had.” Now as a senior, it’s time to turn that preparation to good use. Price said he feels a special bond with the rest of his senior class, and they’re all ready to go out on a positive note. “It’s fun to see this group come together,” Price said. “We all have the same drive and motivation, and as a result, I think we’ll have a good season.”



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Walking on

Air Walk-on wide receiver P.J. Howard looks for bigger role By Jay Reddick


A couple of years ago, P.J. Howard IV made a bet on himself, and it’s paying off. Howard was a decorated athlete at Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Va. He was good enough to get some attention from colleges, but his only scholarship offers came from schools in FCS or lower classifications. And he wanted more. He thrived on the challenge to prove his worth, both athletically and through his schoolwork. So with partial academic scholarship in hand, he accepted an invitation to walk on to the Wake Forest football team as a wide receiver. As he enters his redshirt sophomore season, he’s ready to take on the bigger

challenge of playing time. In the spring, he got the chance for more reps to show coaches what he could do, and he made the best of it. “I know it’s going to take time,” Howard said. “Not all of it is going to come right now – some might come next year or the year after that. But I know it’s coming, and this spring, it really showed.” Howard has the confidence of a much more mature player, and no wonder – he’s been through plenty of experiences that have made him grow up fast. During his junior year at Norcom, Howard saw his mother diagnosed with breast cancer, and his father suffered kidney failure that resulted in ongoing dialysis treatments. Through it all, Howard stayed focused, and

CAMPANARO’S PLACE IN HISTORY Anyone who has watched Wake Forest play recently knows Michael Campanaro is a historic talent. More and more, the numbers are confirming what the eyes can see. This past season, Campanaro caught 79 passes for 763 yards and six touchdowns, good enough for a second-team All-ACC mention. The eruption against Boston College on Nov. 3, when Campanaro caught an ACC-record 16 passes and scored a school-record three receiving TDs, was the statistical highlight of the year, but Campanaro’s consistency stands out — he enters this season having caught a pass in 21 consecutive games. His big games have been historically big — he has four 100-yard receiving games, and only eight Deacons in history have more. As for his career numbers…let’s put it this way. Take a look into the future. If Campanaro can just equal last year’s numbers, here’s where he’ll land on WFU’s career lists:

 Receptions: 1st, with 241, eclipsing Desmond Clark’s record 216.

 Receiving yards: 4th, with 2,466, behind only Ricky Proehl, Clark and Chris Givens.

 TD receptions: 8th, with 14.

 All-purpose yards: 6th, with 3,737.

No wonder Tanner Price, his quarterback for three years, had this to say about Campanaro: “He’s a huge part of our offense. I’ve really enjoyed having him these four years; it’s been a lot of fun. There are so many times he has an ability to see defenses and find holes – there have been plenty of times I’ve thrown him little bubble passes and he’s taken them 60 yards. He’s a great target.”

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P.J. HOWARD IV Birthdate: May 6, 1993 Position: Wide receiver Class: Redshirt sophomore Major: Education Favorite WFU moment: “When we went to a bowl game, I loved that moment. I took memories from that…and we’ll go back.” Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese. “My grandma cooked it, my mom cooks it a lot, but really any macaroni and cheese is my favorite.” Any pregame superstitions? “Before each and every game, it’s a must, I go to an end zone and pray before every kickoff.” If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be? “I’m a big family person. My family’s scattered all over the place, but really, anybody in my family.” Favorite book: The Bible. “Reading it loosens me up and relaxes me.” Favorite sports movie: “I love ‘Friday Night Lights,’ and also ‘The 5th Quarter.’” Favorite athlete: Calvin Johnson Why you chose Wake Forest: “Once I graduated, I knew I could get a job, so I’m looking at the future, and I also get to play football.” Favorite college class: Theater. “I love to act.”

he says now that he was inspired by their battles. “High school was very rough,” Howard said. “But they were strong enough to overcome that.” Howard’s mother has inspired him in other ways as well. She teaches fifth-grade math, and P.J. is majoring in education in hopes of following his mother into the teaching field. The slender 6-foot-1 Howard stayed busy with sports throughout high school – he played four years of baseball and two years of basketball – but the football field was where he showed the most promise, playing mostly at wide receiver and defensive back. He said he got attention from MEAC schools, but his game tapes also made the rounds, and soon, assistant athletic director Bill Faircloth was calling his coaches. “He said, ‘Where do you want to play?’ and I said, ‘Wherever you need,’” Howard recalled. “They said I had good hands, so they wanted me to be a wide receiver. The day after I graduated high school, ‘Big Daddy’ called me and said, ‘Are you ready to be a Demon Deacon?’ and it just went from there.” As a student who maintained a 4.0-plus grade-point average throughout high school, Howard was excited about Wake Forest’s academic reputation as well. Howard redshirted the 2011 season but made the traveling squad for 2012 and saw action in two games. “I passed the eyeball test from the coaches,” Howard said. “I was consistent, and I didn’t drop passes – those good hands. They can look at me doing well one day and say, ‘Well, it’s probably just this one day.’ But it kept going, and they took note.” This spring was a turning point, Howard said. Preparation met opportunity. When top wideout Michael Campanaro and others were forced to sit out the offseason workouts with injuries, Howard saw the field with the first- and second-team offenses quite a bit.


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He knows he probably won’t become a star overnight, but his spring performances were a step in the right direction. “Last year, I had confidence but not how it is now,” Howard said. “This year, I can play a role. I can be that possession receiver. If it’s third and 4, I can get the first down and get a couple of yards after the catch. I can play a role. I know I can do it. Just give me the ball.” Offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke said Howard’s experience has earned him a look. “He’s invaluable as a team player and a great person,” Lobotzke said. “We’re not designing plays for him right now like we are to Campanaro or Orville Reynolds, but we want to get him out there a little more this year.” Howard said his confidence has been helped by the changes in his body – he’s gotten bigger and more athletic as he has gotten older. After weighing 170 pounds when he first came to WFU, he says he now weighs 187, and the added weight is all muscle. “This summer was very rigorous,” Howard said. “I could feel my body changing – getting stronger, faster, more productive. My personal trainer got it out of me.” The added bulk helped his physicality in the spring, he said. “I can be more aggressive with defensive backs now,” Howard said. “If they bump and run, I can get off that quickly and get open. In blocking, I can stand my ground, be strong enough to hold the block up.” And even as he’s realistic about his abilities, Howard can’t help but show just a little bit of swagger. “My goal, each and every game, is to come out with energy and be consistent,” Howard said. “But if I got two catches per quarter, I’d be all set.”

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Back where he started

Derrick Jackson returns to his roots coaching the defensive backfield By Sam Walker


Derrick Jackson said that nobody is more excited about the upcoming season than he is, especially with his role as Wake Forest’s new secondary coach. Jackson has been in the college coaching business since 1999, but not once has he had the opportunity to coach the skill group on which he played at Duke from 1989 to 1992. Jackson started 40 straight games at safety for the Blue Devils and finished with 262 career tackles and six interceptions. He started as a

redshirt freshman on the 1989 Duke team that went 8-4 and claimed a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. That team went on to play in the All-American Bowl. Jackson wasn’t just a role player but a difference maker. He was selected as the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back in both 1991 and 1992, and that is exactly what he wants to instill in every player under his tutelage. His mantra of “Don’t be that guy” is semantically diverse, but the players in his room already know it means don’t be that guy making mental mistakes, don’t be that guy unnecessarily giving up big plays, don’t be that guy that leaves his teammates


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in untenable positions, and don’t be that guy that fails to show outstanding character both on and off the field. Until last year, when he coached the outside linebackers, Jackson had always been charged with coaching the defensive front. The chance to move to the defensive backfield presented itself after assistant coach Tim Duffie left to take over the secondary at Oklahoma State. Having a familiar face made for a more manageable transition, it made sense to Jackson and head coach Jim Grobe, and so Jackson asked to “go home.” “Once we knew Coach Duffie was leaving, I just told Coach Grobe I’d love the opportunity to coach the defensive backs,” Jackson said. “I played back there obviously, so it was a position that was a natural fit for me. I had coached the defensive line primarily my entire career just because that’s where I kind of got trained, but as you stay in coaching and football, you kind of learn all the positions, and it’s still just a matter of teaching. There had been about a four-year span here where there was a new (secondary) coach each year and having a voice that wasn’t going to be outside the program and having the trust of the players. Not being a new voice was something we thought about. “I talked with Coach Grobe and (defensive coordinator) Coach (Brian) Knorr about how I would coach the guys. Having gone through the growing pains and the spring with them, I think it was ultimately the right move.” Now that Jackson has coached every defensive position group and special teams, he deeply understands the delicate balance of how what goes on up front affects what happens in the defensive backfield and vice versa. He has a complete perspective on what he wants from his corners and safeties. “I’ve seen and heard a lot of different coaching styles, and there are things that I’ve picked up over the years that I think I would like to implement and will work well,” he said. “My coaching of the secondary has come from people I knew and knowing who to go to get the right answers. I’ve always been able to learn within my coaching peer group, and so I think they trust me to do the homework and connect within the profession. But collectively we come to the right answers and will do what is best for Wake Forest football. “Communication and trust are the most important things. Those players have to come out of those meetings knowing what I’ve told them is the truth and the best way to do things, and having played that position and been in their shoes, perhaps they give me more trust. I’ve coached half

the guys in that room on special teams. They knew my coaching style and expectations, so we weren’t starting from scratch. “Coach Jackson focuses on the little things,” senior safety A.J. Marshall said. “If the little things are taken care of, the plays will be made because everybody has the ability. He preaches ‘Don’t Be That Guy’ to us, and this year we are really focusing on takebacks and getting the ball back for our offense. When he says ‘Don’t Be That Guy,’ we all take it to heart. Nobody wants to be “that guy” in front of 40- or 50-thousand people, so you have to buckle down and study the fundamentals like not being too high in your pedal or having your eyes in the right place. ‘He knows what we have to do. We can text him for anything, and he’s like our coach but also our father. He shares things that happen in other schools where guys have made bad decisions off the field, and we don’t want to be this kind of guy that jeopardizes the team. He makes sure we are representatives of Wake Forest when we’re off the field too. On the field he knows what we have to do, and he lets us play. Once we do, what he asks then, he lets us play and gives us a little freedom. It’s always a competition, so you always have to add to your resume. He won an ACC championship, so he knows.” Ironically, Marshall was recruited by Jackson when Jackson was coaching at Syracuse, so Jackson now gets his opportunity to coach Marshall, only this time as a Demon Deacon. “It’s really easier now for me to sit in the meeting room because I’ve been at every level,” Jackson said. “I appreciate every other job, how hard every other position is. But I tell our guys there’s a higher level of accountability in the back because behind that is the goal line. You make a mistake back there, it’s magnified. So that’s the badge of honor you gain from playing defensive back because your margin for error isn’t a big as maybe some guys on the front line because there are guys behind them that can protect them. “On the back end, there are big plays that affect games, but that’s the excitement of it, and having played there I told them they should be excited. Our job is to cover people and sometimes that means covering longer so guys can get to the quarterback. It’s the front’s job to pressure the ball, and if we have both then we have a chance to be really good.” Knowing the defensive scheme and having coached many of the players he is now coaching on special teams and again through the spring, Jackson is firmly in position to hit the ground running when players return in early August. He

already wants to see some of the things he saw in the spring from a group of players who established themselves as arguably the best position group on the team. “There’s no doubt, and it’s like I told Coach Grobe, it’s never bad to go where there is talent,” Jackson said. “We’ve got a steady group of guys that we kind of know who they are and what they need to do to improve, and a group of guys we don’t know about. There are opportunities for guys to come in and compete as freshmen, but this year we have numbers and depth, and I don’t know that we had a lot of that last year. The players make the depth chart, and the best players are going to play, so it’s their job to show us why they are the best player, or the player with this skill set or these strengths. Now with numbers I think we’ll have a lot of guys with roles, and they are going to help us be a good football team. They can’t be content with their roles but need to want to be a lead actor and to go out there in practice and work to change it.” Marshall said that this defense will not look the same. “There’s going to be a noticeable difference (in our defense) because we’re all hungry,” Marshall said. “Kevin (Johnson) is hungrier than ever, and Bud (Merrill Noel) is back, and it’s my last year, so we’re all hungry. Me, (Ryan) Janvion, Duran (Lowe), (Allen) Ramsey, James Ward — we’re all just hungry and everybody is working hard. I think we’re pushing the rest of the team. This is one of the best feelings I’ve had coming into a season, so I’m excited and everyone is healthy.” Jackson said that he would prefer not hearing what the players are going to do. “I like to see through their actions they are doing, what coaches are asking them to do fundamentally and through discipline,” Jackson said. “Coach Grobe is as good a mentor out there teaching how to be technically proficient, and I think those are the things we want to hold our kids accountable for. If they are doing those things, then it’s my job to be a great teacher so they are in a better position. For me, going back to that secondary is like going home, and there’s nobody happier than me. Being in that secondary room feels natural, and I want Coach Grobe to look back at the end of the season and know he made the right decision. I know the guys are excited and want to make amends for some of the things that happened last year, so they’re hungry for the challenge.” SRC_Gold Rush_2013_v.mech.pdf



Derrick Jackson (Duke 1993)

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Notable: Played on the 1989 Duke football team that finished 8-4 and earned a share of the ACC Championship. Jackson was selected the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back in 1991 and 1992.

Coaching History 2012-Present (2nd season) Secondary, Wake Forest 2011

Defensive Line, Rice


Defensive Line, Akron

2007-2009 Defensive Line and Co-Defensive Coordinator, Syracuse 2006

Defensive Line, Michigan State


Defensive Tackles, Northern Illinois


Defensive Line, Eastern Illinois


Defensive Line, Army


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Headed Home Going home is easier for some than it is for others. Thomas Wolfe’s 1940 classic “You Can’t Go Home Again” has prompted debate for decades now about exactly what “going home” really is. My wife and I left Knoxville 22 years ago, and for years my mother-in-law would ask me if I thought my wife and I would ever come “home.” My response was always, “We are home, but we’ll visit soon!” I wanted to convey to her that home was more than a physical place — it was a state of mind. She lives with us now and no longer asks the question. She feels at “home” with us in Davie County, and that is saying something for the Queen of South Knoxville. Never thought I’d see the day!

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As fall looms on late summer’s hazy horizon, we begin anticipating Demon Deacon football. As I write I do so from my parents’ house in the beautiful East Tennessee foothills of the Smoky Mountains, one last recharge of the batteries before the season’s first snap on Aug. 29. I find comfort here. Again, it’s not the brick and mortar. Heck, it’s not even the same house where I grew up. But there are still enough of the old bones around these parts for me to know that, even though much has changed, I recognize it. It feels good. It’s... Home. And home is a place where Jim Grobe will try to take his 2013 edition of Wake football. And what is home? For a start, it’s running the football. The way the Deacons did with several of Grobe’s early teams in Winston-Salem that left opposing defenders having to watch their shoe tops for an offensive lineman’s block and keep their heads on a swivel for the ball going the opposite way it initially headed at the snap.

Grobe learned this way of getting it done at the Air Force Academy. He took it to Ohio and turned the Bobcats around, then headed to Winston-Salem with an adaptation of two styles that gave the ACC fits. And then Riley Skinner came along. He was a passer, a good one. And Grobe’s troops did the right thing, changed their offensive outlook and rode the thoroughbred named Skinner as long and as far as they could. And that was pretty far! But it was a while ago. Grobe feels it’s time to head home. “We just got away from what we knew best because of Riley,” Grobe admits. “He was such a special player we felt we had to do what we did with him. But now we’re going to try to get back to some of the things we were doing when we came here.” I hear tell that senior quarterback Tanner Price, who ran the ball effectively as a prepster in Texas, has added some bulk in anticipation of running the ball more in 2013. And the Deacs’ quarterback stable seems stocked, at least in numbers, which is always good when you put that position “out there.” How easy it is for the Deacs to “get home” remains to be seen. Exactly who carries the ball and who blocks and tries to create running lanes is yet to be determined. That’s what fall camp is for. But don’t tell Jim Grobe you can’t go home again. I don’t think he’s read the book.


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Passing the Torch of Prayer The financial gifts of Deacon Club members to Wake Forest are critical to the success of our athletic programs and are all greatly appreciated. Financial support, however, is certainly not all that is necessary for us to be fully successful. From each and every donor we ask not only for your generous fiscal support, but for the gifts of your talents, time and influence, which can be of equal importance to your financial commitment to our department.

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One simple yet poignant example of the donation of our members’ talents occurs at every Deacon Club event. As you have all likely witnessed, we begin the program for our events with an invocation, prayer or blessing. The invocation is a reflective moment, one that brings everyone together and begins our gatherings in the appropriate frame of mind.

would eagerly await Dewey’s arrival. Upon his entrance, I would quickly approach Dewey and ask for his gift of prayer. Without fail, out of his pocket he would produce a prepared handwritten note containing the words of his prayer. Dewey would humbly respond, “I thought you may ask. I would be honored.” When it came time for the invocation, Dewey’s commanding voice would echo through the room. His eloquent choice of words and thoughtfully prepared message for each unique situation was masterful. Each time there was a stunned silence upon completion, many eyes were misty with inspiration, and each person in attendance knew that they had been blessed by a master of prayer. Dewey Hobbs (’47) grew up in Wilmington and longed to enlist as an Army chaplain during World War II. After failing a

may not have passed modern day NCAA compliance standards, Dewey nonetheless shortly found himself on his way to attend Wake Forest on a football scholarship. Dewey was a member of the 1946 Gator Bowl team that defeated South Carolina in the first bowl game in the history of the Wake Forest football program. After graduating from Wake Forest, Dewey entered the seminary and eventually became the head pastor in Kershaw, S.C., followed by Marion, N.C., and Wingate College before returning to his Wake Forest roots as the Director of Pastoral Care at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. During this time, he also served two terms as the President of the General Board of the Baptist State Convention, where he assisted Wake Forest in its separation from that governing body. While serving on the General Board, he came across another Wake Forest Seminary alum, Reverend Mike Queen (’68), who is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilmington. This meeting was the beginning of a great mentoring relationship that continues to this day.

Over the course of the 12 years I have been with the Deacon Club, I have asked many people to provide the invocation — including coaches, our athletic director, donors and former student-athletes. I have even been known to provide a prayer in a pinch. I have heard many quality prayers, each unique in their own way and all greatly appreciated. Invocations from Dewey Hobbs consistently stand out as particularly inspiring, and I think any who have heard his work would agree. Prior to an event, I


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physical for poor eyesight and high blood pressure, he was distraught and looking for direction in his life. It was shortly after failing his physical, however, that one of his father’s acquaintances, local town leader John Stevens, set Dewey on his path to Wake Forest. Stevens was aware of Dewey’s athletic and academic prowess in high school, and as a Wake Forest fan, he made the connection between Dewey and Wake Forest head football coach Peahead Walker. Although the connection

This summer, the Wake Forest Board of Trustees and University leaders gathered to discuss the plan for the next campaign for the University at a critical moment in our history. The trustees provided the official vote to move forward with a public campaign launch at Homecoming this October. The meeting was a true working conference, focused on training volunteers who can utilize their influence and resources to assist our staff by helping identify and involve others who could provide critical support for the campaign. For the keynote session, guest speaker Ben Sutton (’80)

i n s id e t h e d e a c o n c lu b gave a resounding speech on the importance of the campaign and articulated a clear call to action for each attendee to provide not only their financial gifts, but gifts of their talents, time and influence. Preceding Ben’s talk, Rev. Mike Queen gave a stirring invocation, one that had very similar effects to those delivered by the master Rev. Dewey Hobbs. The prayer concluded with the same speechless silence and eyes misty with inspiration. Immediately after the event, I approached Rev. Queen and commended him on his “Hobbslike prayer,” unaware of his connection to Dewey. Mike graciously accepted the accolades and explained their mentor-mentee relationship. In my mind, it was clear that the torch had been passed, and I was reassured to know that Dewey’s incredible gift would continue with his mentee and successor.

Dewey and Mike Queen both support Wake Forest Athletics with their financial gifts and with their talent of delivering masterful prayers, both of which are infinitely appreciated. Dewey also gives the gift of personal influence to the Deacon Club, which can be seen in the creation of an endowed fund for the Wake Forest basketball program by his late cousin, Jane Hobbs (’49). Jane, who passed away this year, was a passionate Demon Deacon men’s basketball fan. It was with the help of life trustee Lonnie B. Williams and Dewey Hobbs that nearly a full scholarship was established through Jane’s estate. I bring you this story for two reasons: first, to simply share the gift Dewey Hobbs has given to Wake Forest through his mastery of the art of prayer and the extension of that gift through his passing of the torch to Mike Queen, but I also bring you this story as a way to demonstrate that you can never underestimate the power you can have by encouraging a friend or loved one to donate his or her financial gifts,

talent, time or influence in their support of Wake Forest Athletics. Dewey’s encouragement and assistance to Jane in creating her endowed fund will forever impact Wake Forest basketball and allow her passion for the Demon Deacons to live on. Although Dewey does not attend many Wake Forest events due to his health, he can be found at Salemtowne in Winston-Salem, along with his wife of more than 60 years, Jenny. I recently visited with Dewey in the hopes of getting one of his prayers he so artfully prepared to share with the Wake Forest family. Dewey referenced Dr. L.H. Hollingsworth (’43) the former chaplain at Wake Forest. His book of prayers, “God Goes to Football Games,” led me to believe that Dr. Hollingsworth was perhaps the predecessor to Dewey. The book is a collection of prayers that Dr. Hollingsworth delivered before Wake Forest football games and events between 1959 and 1972. Dewey and Jenny are as sharp as ever, and you can sense Dewey’s pride in his mentorship of Mike Queen as well as his influence in helping the basketball program through the endowed fund he helped establish for his late cousin. I am happy to share with you the prayer that he provided to me.

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Customizable Football Ticket Packages Available The Wake Forest Ticket Office is offering fans the opportunity to purchase customizable ticket packages for the upcoming football season to fit your schedule and budget. Packages can include two, three or four games and are available in any section in the stadium where tickets remain available. For questions or to purchase tickets for the upcoming season, please call the Wake Forest Sales Team at 336-758-3322.

Athletic Giving Up 11% Thanks to the generous support of more than 4,000 Deacon Club members and athletic donors, total giving to athletics for the 2012-13 year was up 11 percent over the previous year. The Deacon Club Annual Fund raised more than $6.2 million to help cover the cost of athletic scholarships, a three percent increase over the previous year. This financial support represents a tremendous accomplishment for Wake Forest and demonstrates the incredible commitment of our supporters to the success of more than 350 Wake Forest student-athletes. The Deacon Club and the entire athletic department would like to say “thanks” for your loyal support, and we look forward to another great year in 2013-14.

Keep up with the Deacon Club on Facebook & Twitter For the latest news and information from the Deacon Club and to connect with other members, be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter. @WFUDeaconClub or @DeacOnTheRun

Travel with the Deacs to West Point this Fall Experience the pageantry and tradition of a West Point game day when the Deacs travel to New York this fall to battle Army on the banks of the Hudson River. Packages start at $749 per person and include two nights of deluxe accommodations at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, bus transfers to and from Michie Stadium on game day in West Point and more! For details, please visit

Join Wake Forest Men’s Basketball at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas Join the Wake Forest men’s basketball team at Paradise Island in the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis! Celebrate your Thanksgiving holiday and watch some great early season basketball as the Deacs battle in the Bahamas. For details and package options, please visit


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2013-2014 Deacon Club Membership Packets Deacon Club membership packets, including member cards, car decals and other perks for Deacon Club members, have been mailed and should have been received by all 2013-14 Deacon Club members. Remember, your Deacon Club membership card is used for access to special promotions and events, including Deacon Club Appreciation Days and access to the Hoops Room at men’s basketball games for the donor and their immediate family. Golden C members and above may also use their membership card for free admission to all regular-season home Olympic sporting events for the donor and their immediate family. If you have not received your membership packet, please contact the Deacon Club at (336) 758-5626.


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Always ready to help his alma mater


Deacon Club member and former Demon Deacon tight end Rick Decker (’68) says, in trying to explain his relationship with Wake Forest, “it’s kind of like trying to explain love.” A longtime supporter of the football program, Rick is a true Demon Deacon, attending as many football games as he can and maintaining his Deacon Club membership at the Gold Level. A standout high school football player from Atlanta, Ga., Rick caught the attention of college recruiters and visited a number of schools, but there was something about Demon Deacon head coach Bill Tate and his assistants that he immediately liked. Along with the coaching staff, the campus atmosphere and academic reputation of the University cemented Wake Forest as his first choice, and it was not long before he stepped foot on campus again, this time as a freshman. During Rick’s Wake Forest football career, he was a firstteam All-ACC selection, was named to the all-state and all-South teams and served as team captain in 1967. Upon graduation, Rick played one season of professional football with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League and the Alabama Hawks of the Continental Football League (1968).

When an injury cut short his professional career, Rick applied, and was accepted to, Emory University’s School of Law in Atlanta. It was shortly after his graduation, in 1972, that Rick reestablished contact with Wake Forest and became a donor to the football program. After a few years as a junior associate with a local law firm, Rick started his own firm in Atlanta, practicing law in his hometown and across the country, serving as a civil litigation and appeals specialist. Despite Rick’s busy schedule, he always made time for the Deacs, calling his support of Wake Forest football his “No. 1 hobby.” Although Rick has recently scaled back his role within his firm, he remains an active member of the bar in Georgia and the US Virgin Islands, where he spends several months each year. Cutting back on his case load has allowed Rick to spend more time with his family, including his wife, Virginia, two daughters, Mandy Decker DeLong and Paula Decker Currall (’00), and their families, and to attend several Wake Forest football games each year. In looking forward to the 2013 season, Rick believes the future is bright for the football program and is looking forward to a “rebound

year” with “the right man for the job,” Coach Grobe, at the helm. Having experienced the many changes to the football stadium since he was a student-athlete, Rick believes that “the capital projects are moving in the right direction” and is eagerly anticipating the completion of the next phases of the football capital campaign. In reflecting on his longstanding involvement with the football program, Rick notes that “there have been some lean years and some great years, but the highlights are really high.” Being in Jacksonville for the ACC Championship game was a one of the highlights Rick is quick to recount, fondly recalling the camaraderie of the Wake Forest fans at the game and general sense of excitement surrounding the 2006 season. Rick also notes the win over North Carolina at BB&T Field last year as a good memory. Thinking back on seasons past, Rick says “the wins are very sweet.” Rick Decker’s devotion to the Demon Deacons is evident throughout a discussion with him, but it is his closing line that really reveals the depth of his commitment – “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to help Wake Forest.”

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Deacon Club members are encouraged to submit photos for publication in the Gold Rush. Send your photos in digital format to Submission of a photo does not guarantee that it will be published. Thanks for showing off your Demon Deacon pride!

To help celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of Prince George, Wake Forest Sports solicited submissions via Facebook for the “Baby Deacon Royalty Contest.” Here are a just a few of the many adorable pictures that were received. 1

1 Daughter of Robert McKinney


2 Children of Adrienne Loffredo: daughter Kali, son Dru, baby cousin Deac Haas


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n each issue, Where Are They Now showcases a former Wake Forest student-athlete. This issue highlights former volleyball player, Ginny Jones Charest. Recognized as the squad’s most improved player in 1984, Ginny was also one of the most versatile players on the team, filling in at middle blocker, outside hitter and defensive specialist when called upon. She was also known as a spirit leader on the team.

Ginny Jones Charest When Did You Graduate From Wake Forest? 1986 What Was Your Major? Economics What Does Being Demon Deacon Mean To You? Being a Demon Deacon means being a part of a great community of people. It was most apparent when the football team went to the ACC Championship game and Orange Bowl. The amount of fellow Deacons in attendance was amazing. When you meet a fellow alumnus, it is special because we are from such a small community.

Why Are You Still Involved In Wake Forest Athletics? During my time at Wake Forest, I enjoyed playing volleyball, being part of a team and creating friendships with fellow players. Sports have always been a part of my life, either competing myself or watching other sporting events. After the university dropped the volleyball team, I was disappointed, so when they reinstated it and I had the opportunity to direct my contributions to volleyball, I knew that I could have a direct impact on the sport that enhanced my years at Wake.

When You Come Back To Wake Forest You Always... I have to go to the Quad, bookstore, Deacon Shop, gym and eat at Village Tavern.

Who Is Your Favorite Coach At Wake Forest, Current Or Past? Our volleyball coach, Fred Wendleboe, was a chemist with R.J. Reynolds during the day and then was our coach after 5 p.m. He did not have the resources to compete with the other ACC schools who had full scholarships for all of their players. We had two full and two half scholarships. The rest of the team was made up of walk-ons. We still won games and had fun but were not always in contention. Coach Wendleboe had a son, and I think it was sometimes a challenge to deal with all of us girls. He had a lot to deal with, and it was not even his full time job, but he made it fun for us!

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What Is Your Favorite Memory Of Your Time At Wake Forest? I have many fond memories at Wake, but I guess my favorite would be my sophomore year when the Wake Forest basketball team beat No. 1 DePaul in the NCAA tournament. After we won, everyone went to the Quad. It was my first major rolling of the Quad as a Demon Deacon. The excitement and energy that night was unbelievable.

What Makes You Most Proud Of Wake Forest? When I receive the Wake Forest Magazine, I am amazed at all of the current students and alumni and what they have achieved locally, nationally and internationally. It shows what great opportunities are available at the University, what phenomenal students have chosen to attend Wake and that they are encouraged to think outside of their individual world to help others.


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Game-Day 101: An Introduction to Game Day at BB&T Field

For the Wake Forest faithful, the wait is almost over. It is time to Wake the Demons! It is time for thousands of Demon Deacon fans to don their black and gold and descend upon BB&T Field to tailgate, reconnect with friends, and most importantly, cheer their beloved team to victory. For many, this season marks yet another in a long-held tradition. For some, however, Wake Forest game day is going to be a new and exciting experience, so the following “Game-Day 101” is intended to prepare both new and returning fans alike for what they can expect at BB&T this fall and help ensure that everyone has the best game-day experience possible. Just remember… Come Early…Be Loud…Wear Black & Gold!

The Game-Day Timeline 6 Hours Before Kickoff: Parking Lots Open Fans are encouraged to arrive early and tailgate before the game. For Saturday games, all Wake Forest parking lots will open six hours prior to kickoff to accommodate the most diehard tailgating enthusiasts. In the event that kickoff is scheduled for after 3:30 p.m., most parking lots will open eight hours prior to kickoff. The Senior Services lot will open six hours prior to kickoff. Parking in all Wake Forest lots is restricted to those who have purchased the appropriate season parking pass for that particular lot. Parking for the general public is available at the LJVM Coliseum beginning the morning of the game.

4 Hours Before Kickoff: Baity Street Opens Baity Street, which is located across from Deacon Tower, running parallel to Deacon Boulevard, is home to the Texas Pete Deacon Tailgate Town. This lively, family-friendly area is complete with interactive games, food vendors, giveaways, live music, a live radio show and much more. The fun begins four hours prior to kickoff and is FREE to everyone, so don’t miss out on any of the action all season long.

2 Hours Before Kickoff: The Deacon Walk When you hear the bell ringing through the air, you’ll know it’s time to join the Wake Forest band, cheerleaders and the Demon Deacon to witness the Deacon Walk. This is an opportunity for fans to greet and welcome the Wake Forest players and coaches as they arrive for game day at BB&T Field. The Deacon Walk begins at the bottom of the McCreary Plaza stairs located in front of Gate 1 and the Deacon Statue. Immediately following the Deacon Walk, join the Wake Forest band and the cheerleaders, as they perform a concert on the steps of McCreary Plaza.

1 ½ Hours Before Kickoff: Gates Open The gates at BB&T Field will open one and a half hours prior to kickoff. You’ll want to come early and take advantage of special promotions and giveaways. Ticketed fans may enter through any gate. For more information on prohibited items, please visit

Game-Day Basics Ticket Will-Call Club/Suite Will Call is located at the Deacon Tower Box Office adjacent to Gate 1. General Will Call is located at the Bridger Field House Box Office near the Gold parking lot. For noon games, both the Deacon Tower Box Office and Bridger Field House Box Office will open at 8:30 a.m. For games kicking off after 12:00 noon, the Deacon Tower Box Office will open at 10 a.m. while the Bridger Field House Box Office will open three hours prior to kickoff.

To stay up-to-date on the latest Demon Deacon football news, you won’t want to miss the pregame radio show. The live radio show with the voice of the Deacs, Stan Cotten, and other special guests takes place on Baity Street in the Texas Pete Deacon Tailgate Town and begins one hour prior to kickoff.

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The Game Day Hotline

The Demon Deacon Pre-Game Parade

Fans that have questions or concerns regarding security, cleaning, medical needs, traffic or parking may utilize the Game Day Hotline by calling (336) 758-GAME (4263) or text “WAKE <space> message & location” to 69050. Fans may also visit the Guest Information booths located near Gates 1, 4 and 5.

The Demon Deacon Pre-Game Parade, featuring the Spirit of the Old Gold & Black, will make its way down Baity Street toward BB&T Field as kickoff quickly approaches!

Re-Entry Policy Re-entry is permitted beginning at the conclusion of the first quarter. Fans must scan out using their game ticket and may re-enter at any gate as long as they are still in possession of their game ticket. Fans choosing to exit and re-enter are subject to the same security measures and bag searches as their initial entrance into the stadium. Fans needing to leave and re-enter prior to the conclusion of the first quarter must visit a Guest Information Booth prior to exiting the stadium.

For more information on Wake Forest game-day activities and policies, fans are encouraged to visit

For ticket information, please call the Wake Forest Ticket Office at (336) 758-DEAC (3322) or visit 24

1 Hour Before Kickoff: AT&T Deacon Tailgate Show presented by Flow Auto

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22 Minutes Before Kickoff: The Spirit of the Old Gold & Black The band will take the field for a pre-game performance approximately 22 minutes prior to kickoff.

6 Minutes Before Kickoff: Open the Gate Get in your seats early to make sure you don’t miss this Wake Forest tradition. Prior to each home game, Wake Forest Athletics welcomes back a special honored guest who will “Open The Gate.”

5 Minutes Before Kickoff: The Deacons Take the Field Don’t miss a minute of the excitement as we debut a thrilling new intro video and welcome the team as they storm the field led by Demon Deacon on his motorcycle.

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Deacon Club Members Continue to Support Wake Forest 110% The Demon Deacons give 110% both on and off the field of play, and in support of that tremendous commitment, close to 1,000 Deacon Club members made a 110% commitment of their own. For the fourth year in a row, Deacon Club members stepped up by increasing their previous year’s donation by at least 10%, which resulted in more than $450,000 in incremental funds to be used towards athletic scholarships. The Deacon Club would like to extend a special thank you to the generous donors listed below who participated in the 110% campaign during the 2012-13 year. Visit or call (336) 758-5626 to join these members by giving above and beyond during the 2013-14 membership year. Thank you for your continued support of Wake Forest Athletics. Abernathy and Abernathy, Greensboro, NC Dr. Jon S. Abramson, Winston-Salem, NC Jill Ahrens, Houston, TX Michael L. Aiken, Greensboro, NC John C. Albaugh, Burtrum, MN Jon and Cynthia Alcorn, Leesburg, VA Mario Alessio, Lewisville, NC Al Alexander, Winston-Salem, NC Susan & Stanley Alford, Winston-Salem, NC Ashley Allman, Kernersville, NC Greg Allushuski, Ann Arbor, MI C. Wallace Aman, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, NC American Refreshment & Supplies, WinstonSalem, NC Jacky and Kippy Anderson, Independence, VA Vincent C. Andracchio, II, Rocky Mount, NC Drew Annas, Alpharetta, GA Herbert T. Appenzeller, Summerfield, NC James W. and Johnne Armentrout, WinstonSalem, NC Brant and Betsy Armentrout, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Philip R. Aronson, Bermuda Run, NC Alan Ashworth, Winston-Salem, NC Terry G. Athas, Glenview, IL Jamie and Jaime Athas, Elon, NC Keith F. Atkinson, Charlotte, NC Edward and Sally Ann Atkinson, Greenville, NC Anil K. Atluri, New York, NY Danielle and Jonathan Auerbach, New York, NY Charles W. Averre, IV, Wake Forest, NC Michael Andrew Avram, Charlotte, NC James Babcock, Kernersville, NC Brian Bach, Palo Alto, CA Gary and Trina Bachman, Potomac, MD William Walter Bachovchin, Boston, MA Michael R. Baird, Winston-Salem, NC Zachary R. Baker, Winston-Salem, NC Jerry and Cassandra Baker, Macon, N.C. Robert T. Baker, Winston-Salem, NC Martin Baker, Winston-Salem, NC John Frazier Baldwin, Raleigh, NC C. Bruce Ballard, Jr., Mooresville, NC Salvatore Balsamo, Mooresville, NC Jeffrey T. Bankowitz, Orlando, FL John Frederick Barden, Troy, NC Hubert and Anita Bare, Garner, NC Russell W. Barnes, Rocky Mount, NC Sara C. Barnes, Winston-Salem, NC Jim and Alexis Barneycastle, High Point, NC Caleb H. Barnhardt, Jr., Indian Trail, NC Andrew E. Barrow, Fayetteville, NC Michael Bass, Ridgeway, VA Batten and Company, Winston-Salem, NC Batts, Batts & Bell, L.L.P., Rocky Mount, NC William C. Baucom, Charlotte, NC Ted M. Beal, Sr., Fair Haven, NJ Richard Beale, Cardinal, VA Gary J. and Jeanne Beck, Virginia Beach, VA Richard C. Beck, Richmond, VA Cynthia Cloud Bedell, Tampa, FL Bradd Beeson Craver, Winston-Salem, NC C. John Belch, Portsmouth, VA Amy Belflower-Thomas, Farmville, NC Warren Elliott Belin, Charlotte, NC Ltc. William L. Bell, Linden, NC Albert R. Bell, Jr., Raleigh, NC; Robert Bell, III, Raleigh, NC Nick Bender, Whitehall, PA Dyer Bennett, Raleigh, NC Timothy and Allison Bennett, Atlanta, GA Dr. Charles Parks Bentley, Wilkesboro, NC Gregg M. Bergstrom, Charlotte, NC Elliot S. Berke, Arlington, VA Stephen R. Berlin, Winston-Salem, NC Ross A. Berlin, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Joseph Thomas Berra, III, Mechanicsburg, PA Joseph and Linda Beury, Roanoke, VA Dick and Mary Beyer, Morganton, NC Sami Ousley Bills, Winston Salem, NC Mrs. W. L. Bingham, Lexington, NC; In Memory of Dr. Bill Bingham Michael Binkley, Mooresville, NC Carol M. Bizzelle, Cary, NC David A. Blackshear, Nashville, NC John F. Blair, Ruxton, MD Christopher P. Blair, Richmond, VA Milton H. Bland, Statesville, NC Michael David Bland, Matthews, NC Garry J. Blankenship, Winston-Salem, NC Barr Blanton, Atlanta, GA John M. Bleecker, Isle of Palms, SC Tony and Allison Blevins, Elkin, NC Robert L. Blevins, III, Bristol, TN Blue Ridge Companies, High Point, NC Donald and Patricia Bobbitt, Winston-Salem, NC Donald L. Bobbitt, Charlotte, NC Bobby Teague Appliances, Winston-Salem, NC Bill F. Bodsford, Kernersville, NC Sanders M. Bolling, Winston-Salem, NC Jon Bolton, Winston-Salem, NC Mary Booe, Winston-Salem, NC ; Maxwell and Dawson Bartholomew, Winston-Salem, NC


Anna and David Booth, Cary, NC Daniel H. Booth, Chapel Hill, NC Todd K. Borton, Winston-Salem, NC James Stewart Boshart, III, Hilton Head Island, SC Michael and Janet Bowen, Greensboro, NC Dr. Gerald V. Boyles, Myrtle Beach, SC Ron Braco, Georgetown, SC Edward W. Bradley, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Cecil and Cheryl Bradley, Wilson, NC William A. Bradsher, Raleigh, NC John and Elizabeth Brady Family, WinstonSalem, NC Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bramhall, Farmington, NM Tommy Brannock, Mount Airy, NC C.Mark Brannock, Matthews, NC Jon Brassel, Annapolis, MD Susan Elizabeth Bray, Greensboro, NC N. Bradford Breuer, Winter Springs, FL Gregory Brewer, Winston-Salem, NC Claude C. Bridger, Wrightsville Beach, NC Jon Britt, Kitty Hawk, NC Dr. Ernest C. Brock, Jr., Tuscaloosa, AL Rushani S. Brooks, Cary, NC Homer Brookshire, Jr., Advance, NC Mel and Jimmy Broughton, Winston-Salem, NC Isabel Brown, Advance, NC William Brown, Charlotte, NC The Wayne Marion Family, Pinnacle, NC; William & Jane Miller, Kernersville, NC Lisa Brown, Lexington, NC William S. Brown, Henderson, NC Henry A. Brown, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Simpson O. Brown, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC John Buck, Westbury, NY Amy & Blake Buckingham, Brookeville, MD Jeff and Jean Bullins, Mayoden, NC James R. Bullock, Charlotte, NC George L. Burke, Pinehurst, NC J. Bland Burkhardt, III, Greenville, SC Cynthia & David Burns, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Burns, Greensboro, NC Andrew Burns Dr. Julian C. Burroughs, Jr. Family, WinstonSalem, NC Hughlene Burton, Huntersville, NC Brandon Busbee, Nashville, TN W. Clay Busker, Atlanta, GA Dr. and Mrs. Bradley G. Bute, Greenlawn, NY Kip Byrum, Winston-Salem, NC Christopher N. Cagle, Atlanta, GA Robert H. Caldwell, Greensboro, NC Jane and Wayland Caldwell, Winston-Salem, NC Daniel Callahan, Montclair, NJ James Calloway, King, NC William M. Camp, Tequesta, FL The Honorable Thomas R. Campbell and Tamara M. Brush-Campbell, Gettysbury, PA Michael Thomas Capone, Massapequa, NY James B. Caress, High Point, NC Peter Carlson, Charlotte, NC A. G. and Linda Carmichael, Jr., Rural Hall, NC Charles W. Carpenter, Dunn, NC Michael L. Carter, Raleigh, NC Laura Carter, Winston-Salem, NC Michael G. Carter, Greenville, SC Liza Casella, Rutland, VT David and Kathleen Cashdollar, Grove City, PA Tim Cashdollar, Valencia, PA Dwight Cassidy, Mocksville, NC Mike Cave, Raleigh, NC Joe B. Chambers, Hockessin, DE Daniel Chapman, Toms River, NJ John Thomas Charecky, New York, NY Virginia Jones Charest, Tampa, FL Todd H. and Rebecca J. Chase, Pfafftown, NC Boyce Cheatwood, North Wilkesboro, NC Nicole Miller, Winston-Salem, NC Richard & Brenda Chiott, Winston-Salem, NC Stephen W. Christian, Abington, PA Alex and Ellen Chu, Chapel Hill, NC Kelly A. Church, Wilkesboro, NC Anita Churm, Canton, NC Larry Clark, Raleigh, NC Kevin Clark, Charlotte, NC William and Holly Clark, Gibsonville, NC William S. Clarke, Jr., Raleigh, NC Pamela B. Clasby, Greensboro, NC G. Carlton Clinard Family, High Point, NC Larry D. Cobler, Advance, NC Don Coe, Denver, CO Brian Coe, Denver, CO Brian Cofer, Clemmons, NC Larry Coker, Wauchula, FL Rick and Marcia Cole, Winston-Salem, NC Bill J. Cole, Kernersville, NC Kenneth M. Coleman, Orangeburg, SC Curtis C. Coleman, III, Greenville, NC The Coles Family, Charlotte, NC; Lee and Carolyn Garber, Highland Village, TX; In Memory of Sandra Coles Coulthard Marcus M. Collier, Greer, SC Chris Collier, Atlanta, GA

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Tim Collins, Winston-Salem, NC Kyle Collins, Mt. Pleasant, SC Gregory and Carrie Collins, Winston-Salem, NC James V. Collins, Richmond, VA Tony and Cheryl Collins, Greensboro, NC Anita M. Conrad, Winston-Salem, NC Douglas Constable, Mocksville, NC William A. Cook, III, Lynchburg, VA Thomas R. Cooper, Tallahassee, FL Henry B. Cooper, Jr., Beaufort, NC William B. Corbett, Erwin, NC Pete Corrigan, Cleveland, OH Scott and Lisa Cottrill, Charlotte, NC T. J. Covington, III, Asheville, NC Karis A. Cox, Baltimore, MD Lauren Crandall, Chalfont, PA Roger S. Crawford, Tallahassee, FL Anderson D. Cromer, King, NC Dan and Jill Croom, Lake Mary, FL Matthew Crosby, Lawrenceville, GA John Crosthwaite Joel and Lauren Crotts, Mocksville, NC Marcus B. Crotts Family, Winston-Salem, NC F. Michael Crowley, Richmond, VA John C. Crump, Deep Gap, NC Sandra E. Cummings, Chapel Hill, NC Sid and Julie Cutts, III, Henderson, NC Anthony and Amy da Luz, Winston-Salem, NC Mary M. Dalton, Jamestown, NC Charles and Mary Daniel, North Myrtle Beach, SC DAR/RAN Furniture Industries, High Point, NC Brad and Kelly Darmofal, Winston-Salem, NC Jason & Lara Davenport, Winston-Salem, NC Harmon C. Davis, Richmond, VA Dee and Thomas Davis, Jr., Raleigh, NC Brenda Davis, Winston-Salem, NC Robert Davis, Harrisburg, NC Leary and Joy Davis, Greensboro, NC Frank M. and Karen R. Dawkins, Greenville, NC William and Janice Dawkins, Walnut Cove, NC Larrie W. Dawkins, Winston-Salem, NC Aaron Dawson, Winston-Salem, NC Raymond R. Deal, Hilton Head Island, SC Beverly Christie Dean, West Chester, PA Lawson Deaton, Annapolis, MD Richard P. Decker, Atlanta, GA Philip Deibel, MD, Chicago, IL Ronald Delk, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. Andrew D’Epagnier, Charlotte, NC Ron and Barbara Dery, Greensboro, NC Alisha T. Detroye, Mocksville, NC Barbara Devenney, Charlotte, NC Rebecca D. Dickerson, Statesville, NC Alan & Cheryl Dillard, Matthews, NC David A. Dillon, Durham, NC Mark and Tracy Dirks, Summerfield, NC Annie and Marjorie Donaldson, New Bern, NC Vickie C. Dorsey, Atlanta, GA Bryan A. Dozier, Troy, NC Ron Drago, Winston-Salem, NC W. Russell Duke, Jr., Greenville, NC Thomas W. Duncan, Garrison, NY John L. Dupree, New Hill, NC Tucson Durham, Jr., Lexington, NC Robert E. Duvall, Fairfax, VA East Coast Wings Corporation, Winston Salem, NC Mark and Annette Eaton, Advance NC T. Arthur Edgerton, Troy, NC Colin Edwards, Atlanta, GA T. Arnold Edwards, Charlotte, NC Bryan and Julie Edwards, Davidson, NC Robert and Amy Egleston, Winston-Salem, NC; Ann Josey Egleston, Waynesboro, VA; Shirley Josey, Winston-Salem, NC; Suzanne Josey Prince, Henrico, NC Richard S. Eiswirth, Duluth, GA Sue Elliott, Advance, NC Leslie Ellis, Winston-Salem, NC Inc Emert Reporting Service, Advance, NC Engle Family, Clemmons, NC William Clyde Ennis, Jr., Lewisville, NC Greg Errett, Winston-Salem, NC Cynthia A. Essa, Greensboro, NC Eric and Martha Eubank, Charlotte, NC Wilbert M. Faircloth, Clinton, NC William M. Faircloth, Winston-Salem, NC Cameron L. Farmer, Pfafftown, NC Jeffrey Farrar, Henrico, VA Brian Fazia, Salisbury, NC Lindsay Fernandez, Rural Hall, NC Jacque Fetrow and Brian Kell, Winston-Salem, NC Buck Fichter, Williamsburg, VA Baxter H. Finch Family, Winston-Salem, NC Gary Fishel, Winston-Salem, NC Jen and Jeff Fisher, Cornelius, NC Matt Fisher, Winston-Salem, NC Paul T. Flick, Raleigh, NC Jonathan Florea, Charlotte, NC Flow Auto Center, Winston-Salem, NC Flow Buick, Winston-Salem, NC James H. Floyd, Chapin, SC Drew Forbes, Denver, CO

James Forbes, Denver, CO Richard A. Foreman, Los Angeles, CA John K. Foster, Bel Air, MD William G. Foster, Roanoke, VA Fred E. Foster, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Thomas R. and Rebecca Foust, Lexington, NC R. Alan and Karen N. Fox, Houston, TX Frame It!, Winston-Salem, NC Scott G. Francis, Weehawken, NJ Marvin A. Francis, Jr., Clemmons, NC Jay Denny Franklin, Fernandia Beach, FL Bob Frans, Pilot Mountain, NC Nancy B. Fray, Winston-Salem, NC Louis Frazier, Nashville, TN Gregg N. Frierson, Orangeburg, SC John and Sherry Frino, Winston-Salem, NC Sam R. Fulp, Charlotte, NC Charlie and Jackie Futrell, High Point, NC John S. Gabriel, Statesville, NC Johnny L. Gaddy, Lake View, SC Jamie S. Gage, Bradenton, FL Sharon Gaggar, Spartanburg, SC Carla Gallelli, New York, NY Jonathan C. Gallo, Alexandria, VA Jim and Jan Gambill, West Jefferson, NC Joe N. Gann, Rocky Mount, VA Michael M. Ganzert, Charlotte, NC Henry W. Garbee, Jr., Asheville, NC T. A. Gardner Jr., Louisburg, NC Richard and Jennifer Gardner, Raleigh, NC Robert H. Garner, Lavale, MD Ronald M. Garstka, Mechanicsville, VA Frederick L. and Irvine Allen Gaskin, Skillman, NJ Scott Gatton, Cary, NC Wanda Gatton, Lexington, NC James M. Geiger, Wrightsville Beach, NC Dr. and Mrs. Joel A. Gentry, High Point, NC Dwight and Rosalind Gentry, Myrtle Beach, SC Maurice and Dot George, East Bend, NC Ken Gerrity, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Martin T. Gessner, Morganton, NC Chris and Paige Gialanella, Charlotte, NC David and Diane Gill, Wilmington, NC Larry Givner, Winston-Salem, NC Ernie Glass, Indian Trail, NC George M. Glover, Concord, NC Philip and Nora Godwin, Gatesville, NC Gideon J. Goff, Charlotte, NC Milton and Jennifer Gold, New Bern, NC Dr. John P. Goodman, Greensboro, NC Jack and Mary Goodman, Oak Ridge, NC Taylor and Catherine Gordon, Carrollton, GA Michael Gorman Vergil H. Gough, Winston-Salem, NC Kendra Beard Graham, Winter Park, FL Kevin P. Graham, Wantagh, NY Tim Graham, Winston-Salem, NC Jimmy Graham, Mooresville, NC David and Elizabeth Green, Mooresville, NC Charles L. Greene, High Point, NC Terry Shane Greene, Winston-Salem, NC Stephen B. Greene, Lexington, NC Bryan and Janice Gregory, Charlotte, NC Madeline Cashdollar Gregory, Winston-Salem, NC David and Donna Griffin, Jamestown, NC Kent and Coleen Griffin, Coronado, CA Bobby Harold Griffin, Monroe, NC Dan and Lula Griffin, Fayetteville, NC Clarence A. Griffin, II, Apex, NC Ross A. Griffith, Winston-Salem, NC Robert D. Grissom, Fishers, IN Thomas James Groner, Charlotte, NC Max Guinn, Bettendorf, IA Jacqueline M. Gulley, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Caryl J. Guth, Advance, NC Chaplain Wiley C. Guthrie, Clemmons, NC William B. Gwyn, Raleigh, NC Eric and Ann Hagen, Highland, MD Todd and Kristen Hairston, Winston-Salem, NC Andrew Hall, Winston-Salem, NC Nathan Hall, Mt. Pleasant, SC Roper Osborne Halverson, Winston-Salem, NC Britt Hamilton, New York, NY Harvey Mark Hamlet, Wilmington, NC Hanesbrands, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC Joan Haney, Thomasville, NC Erik B. Hanson, Scottsdale, AZ Raymond Harbert, Birmingham, AL Edward E. and Rebecca S. Harbour, Moorisville, NC Richard and Melanie Harkey, Pfafftown, NC Jerry E. Harper, Sr., Oriental, NC Austin R. Harris, Richmond, VA Michael Harris, Hickory, NC Mary-Margaret Harris, Burlington, NC Justus and Jane Harris, Winston-Salem, NC Mary Arden Harris, Charlotte, NC Scott B. Harrison, Greenville, SC David and Darlene Hartley, Ocala, FL James N. Harton, Pennington, NJ Frank B. Haskell, Lancaster, PA Bryan K. Hassell, Isle of Palms, SC Billy H. Hauser, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Kenneth R. Hauswald, Raleigh, NC John F. Hawley, Los Angeles, CA David Hayden, Raleigh, NC Danny R. Hayes, Winston-Salem, NC Peggy Haymes Jerry and Ann Haywood, Robbins, NC Jill Theresa Headley, Bethesda, MD Mrs. Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Thomas K. Hearn, III, Charlotte, NC Mike and Sharon Heffner, Lexington, NC Robert Hege, Winston-Salem, NC Stephen F. Heiner, Oak Ridge, TN C. Glen Heintz, Lumberton, NC William and Vicki Heitman, Davidson, NC Tom and Martha Helms, Cary, NC Henry A. Helms, Jr., Raleigh, NC James R. Helvey, III, Winston-Salem, NC James L. and Laura T. Hemphill, WinstonSalem, NC Sue & Doug Henderson, Winston-Salem, NC William P. Hendricks, Beaufort, SC James M. Herndon, Jr., Apex, NC Justin Herzig, Arlington, VA Jack and Ginger Hibbits, Winston-Salem, NC; John R. and Teresa Hibbits, Orangeburg, SC; John and Mary Lawrence Currie, Manhattan, KS Keven C. Hicks, Wilmington, NC Travis M. Hicks, Raleigh, NC Edward Higgins, Wilmington, NC Ralph Norman Hill, Lewisville, NC Tom and Larry Young Hines, Raleigh, NC Ann Hinkle, Winston-Salem, NC Charles S. Hinson, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC; Dr. Renee Colclough Hinson, Winston-Salem, NC Allen Forrester Hobbs, Durham, NC Rev. Ray K. Hodge, Smithfield, NC Donald A. Hoffend, Alexandria, VA

Lauren Hogan, Alpharetta, GA Cathy and Chip Hoggard, Angier, NC Robert E. Holden, High Point, NC Carl Holder, Clemmons, NC H. F. Holland, Kernersville, NC Samuel and Pamela Hooker, Westfield, NC Michael H. Hooten, Winston-Salem, NC William Horton, Asheville, NC Eric B. Housman, Concord, NC Wilson Hoyle, Durham, NC Stephanie Hudson, Winston-Salem, NC Bob and Anne Hudson, Jacksonville, FL Nathan Huff, Raleigh, NC C.L. Hughes, III, Newland, NC Timothy Olen Hull and Mary Kay McDonald, Cary, NC Bob and Mary Beth Hunt, Kernersville, NC David and Catherine Hurd, Winston-Salem, NC Wes Hutchins, Walkertown, NC Raymond and Stacy Hutchins, III, Kernersville, NC George and Theresa Hyler, Asheville, NC Jonathan Hyman, Chicago, IL Clarence R Hynes, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Andrew Ice, Austin, TX John and Carol Idzik, Mercer Island, WA Matt and Lauren Imboden, Winston-Salem, NC Michael Imhoff, Greenwood Village, CO Christopher W. Ingram, Raleigh, NC James B. Insco, Pittsburgh, PA Harry Peoples Isley, Asheboro, NC Daniel and Ashley Jackson, Lutz, FL Lawrence Davis Jackson, Atlanta, GA Dr. David Jackson, Jr., Clemmons, NC Troy R. Jackson, Jr., Raleigh, NC Christoher and Jane Claire Jacobi, Charlotte, NC Jamie Wilkes Trophies, Winston-Salem, NC Amanda Janney, Philadelphia, PA Margaret Pearsall Jarrett, Winston-Salem, NC James W. Jenkins, Jr., West Des Moines, IA Hallie Skeen Jessup, Jamestown, NC Tal M. Jobe, Jr., Greensboro, NC L. Charles Johnson, Advance, NC Richard L. Johnson, Winston-Salem, NC Charlene and Tom Johnson, Winston-Salem, NC Brooks Johnson, Charlotte, NC John M. Johnston, Winston-Salem, NC Steve Jolley, Winston-Salem, NC Kevin M. Jones, Framingham, MA Patrick and Kimberly Jones, Atlanta, GA Thomas Jones, Sr., Snellville, GA C. Carroll and Carolyn Jordan, Statesville, NC Diane P. Joyce, Stoneville, NC David and Barbara Joyce, High Point, NC William Donald Joyce, Stoneville, NC David and Caitlin Joyner, Nokomis, FL John and Mary Ann Justus, Winston-Salem, NC David Kahn, New York, NY Angela and George Kalamaras, Winston-Salem, NC Jack Kalavritinos Dr. Gordon C. Kammire, Lexington, NC Eric Kaplan Memorial Scholarship, Williamsburg, VA George Kayiales, Winston-Salem, NC Edward Kearney, Paeonian Springs, VA Gaither Keener Family, Mooresville, NC Steve C. Kelley, Winston-Salem, NC Jim and Myra Kelly, High Point, NC H. D. Kemp, Jr., Roanoke, VA Paul J. Kennedy, III, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Kennedy, Wilson, NC Ottie Kerley, Atlanta, GA Karen and Justin Keys, Winston-Salem, NC Bonnie Kiger Jerry and Pat Kight, Winston-Salem, NC The John Kimberly Family, Asheville, NC Don Kinder, Oak Park, CA Edythe King, Savannah, GA Christopher C. King, Ellicott City, MD; Benson & Brown PLLC, Greensboro, NC Matthew and Llew Ann King, Brentwood, TN Kevin and Sharon King, Huntersville, NC Dr. James B. Kinlaw, Jr., Asheboro, NC Edgar O. Kinnier, III, Winston-Salem, NC ANONYMOUS Edmund Kirby-Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Brad Kledzik, Winston-Salem, NC David & Linda Klein, Kernersville, NC Bryan Kliefoth, Yardley, PA Stephen Kliefoth, Yardley, PA Terrence H. Klugh, Washington, DC Teddy Koch, Winston-Salem, NC Jason Kon, Charlotte, NC John W. Koons, III, Centreville, VA; Benjamin and Lea Holder, Winston-Salem, NC; Gary Williard, Winston-Salem, NC Reg and Carol Koontz, Winston-Salem, NC Bob Krantz, Mt. Pleasant, SC Randy E. Kreiser, Catonsville, MD Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp., Winston-Salem, NC David J. Kuhn, Greenville, NC Kevin J. Kuntz, Alexandria, VA Michael James Lambert, Roswell, GA Reid Landers, Charlotte, NC Daphne and Jacqueline Lane, Walnut Cove, NC R. Ken Langston, Smithfield, NC Rusty and Tammy LaRue, Lewisville, NC Dr. Max E. Lassiter, Danville, VA Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lawless, Winston-Salem, NC Edwin E. Laws, Statesville, NC Stephen C. Laws, Gastonia, NC Richard and Susan Leadem, Charleston, SC A. Wayne and Melissa Ledbetter, WinstonSalem, NC Roy and Barbara Ledford, Mooresville, NC Patricia Lefevre, Winston-Salem, NC William Preston Leggett, Petersburg, VA Leo G. Leitner, Cornelius, NC Alois and Cindy Gross-Lesch, Mobile, AL Michael J. Lewis, Winston-Salem, NC; John Buczek, Winston-Salem, NC Thomas E. Line, Upper Arlington, OH Steven A. Lineberger, Winston-Salem, NC Al Lineberry, Winston-Salem, NC Michael & Aimee Lischke, Kernersville, NC David and Gregory Lisson, Glen Ellyn, IL Daniel Litteral, Phoenix, AZ Rene’ Lofland, Lewisville, NC John and Ashley Lombard, Salisbury, NC April Johnson Lombardo, Kernersville, NC Joyce C. & Elmer D. Long, Pfafftown, NC Thomas and Betty Long Family, Roxboro, NC Thomas Looney, Cary, NC William B. Lorenzt, Lewisville, NC Eric H. Lorenz, Medford Lakes, NJ Ed & Ginny Lovern, Atlanta, GA Leslie Lowdermilk, Clemmons, NC Larry Wayne Lowe, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. Ernie Lunsford, Pfafftown, NC Joe and Carol Lydon, Winston-Salem, NC

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d e a c o n c lu b m e m b e r s G. Todd and Jaime Lynch, WinstonSalem, NC Michael and Virginia Lynch, Pfafftown, NC Timothy S. Lynde, Winston-Salem NC Jeffrey T. Mackie, Hickory, NC Charles W. Macon, Raleigh, NC Paul N. Macon, Cary, NC Ronald and Sherry Macy, Jonesville, NC Dr. Willis C. Maddrey, Plano, TX Dr. H. R. Madry, Jr., Raleigh, NC Andrea L. Malik Roe, Atlanta, GA Richard A. Maloy, Jr., New York, NY Jack and Berchie Manley, Baltimore, MD Patrick Mariani, Apex, NC James J. Marino, Cranbury, NJ Christopher Lee Marshall, Atlanta, GA Larry & Vicy Marshall, Walkertown, NC Dr. and Mrs. David F. Martin, Lewisville, NC Charles Gregory Martin, Davidson, NC James Wilson Mason, Harrellsville, NC Cynthia H. Massaro, Murfreesboro, TN Amy Cartner Massey, Charlotte, NC Dr. & Mrs. Charles Massler, WinstonSalem, NC David P. Mast, Winston-Salem, NC Ginger Matthews, Winston-Salem, NC Greg and Annah Matthews, Advance, NC Gary Mauney, Sherills Ford, NC Paul T. Mayer, Weddington, NC Terry R. Mayhew, High Point, NC Shawn McCann, Middletown, NJ David and Betty McCaw, WinstonSalem, NC Sally McCraw, Charlotte, NC Bob J. McCreary, Newton, NC Jeanne and Timothy McCulloch, Clemmons, NC Devin McCullough, Shelby, NC John D. McCullough, Winston-Salem, NC Charles and Darcy McCurry, WinstonSalem, NC Kevin M. McDonagh, Winston-Salem, NC Bruce A. McDonnell, Riviera Beach, FL Jack McGinley, Fayetteville, NC Lauren McIntyre, Walnut Creek, CA Dennis G. McKendry, Mechanicsburg, PA Gerard McMahon, West Chester, PA Matthew J. McNeel, Richmond, VA Robert Mcouat Richard P. McQuellon, WinstonSalem, NC Robert R. McRae, Jr., Kings Mountain, NC Paul J. Meis, Winston-Salem, NC Mark E. Melito, Cedar Grove, NJ Charlie Mellies, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Darlyne Menscer, Charlotte, NC Eugene and Martha Merryman, Livingston, TX Rich and Peggy Messenkopf, WinstonSalem, NC John Millar, Clemmons, NC Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Millard, WinstonSalem, NC David P. Miller, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX Byron Lee Miller, High Point, NC Taylor Miller, Winston-Salem, NC Brian Miller, Dallas, TX Mr. Robert Allen Miller, Tabernash, CO Bob Millikan, Raleigh, NC Dr. Joseph Milner, Winston-Salem, NC Clay Tucker Mitchell, Florence, SC Modern Automotive Network, WinstonSalem, NC Robert C. Montague, Stovall, NC Christopher Montalbano, Providence, RI Robert and Kathryn Mooney, Tega Cay, SC Thomas Moore, Raleigh, NC Phillip Moore, Winston-Salem, NC Denise Moose, Conover, NC Steven Morgan Matthew and Laura Morgan, Arlington, VA Mitchell L. Morgan, Raleigh, NC Fredric L. Morgan, Jr., Asheville, NC John S. Mori, Doraville, GA Steve and Lynda Morris, Matthews, NC Kellum Morris, Gastonia, NC Eric Morris, Greenville, SC Scott and Robin Morrison, Fuquay Varina, NC Catherine Muehleib, Washington, DC Hattie L. Mukombe, Greensboro, NC Daryl Muncus, Greenville, SC W. Everette Murphrey, IV, WinstonSalem, NC Kristen & Sean Murphy, WinstonSalem, NC James M. Muscatello, Laytonsville, MD Al Myatt, Erwin, NC Charles L. Myers, High Point, NC Stan Najeway , Akron, OH J. Lloyd Nault, Ocean Isle, NC John Needham, Winston-Salem, NC Emily Neese, Winston-Salem, NC Mrs. Chandler A. Nelson, Clarksville, VA Thomas Stowe Nelson, Brooklyn, NY Thomas P. Nelson, III, South Boston, VA Mitchell A. Neuhauser, WinstonSalem, NC Drs. Philip and Janet T. Newhall, St. Louis, MO Laven C. Newsom, Salem, VA Samuel B. Newsom, Salem, VA Allan Newsom, Advance, NC Samuel C. Newsome, MD, King, NC Charlie Nichols, Pfafftown, NC Paul C. Nicholson, III, Barrington, RI Alan and Shannon Wifong J. Keith Norman, Winston-Salem, NC Benjamin and Melissa Norman, Greensboro, NC Jane and Steve Norris, Greensboro, NC Russell and Stacey Norris, Charlotte, NC Robert L. Northcutt, Wake Forest, NC William B. Northcutt, Raleigh, NC Thomas Norton, Jacksonville, FL J. Scott Nye, Dallas, TX Shirley and Vance O’Brien, Kernersville, NC Evan Baker Ocheltree, Charlotte, NC Michael Odom, Winston-Salem, NC Charles Frederick Odom, Jr., Louisburg, NC Olin Family, Greensboro, NC James N. Olson, Jamestown, NY William and Terry O’Neill, Clemmons, NC


Kenneth S. O’Rourke, Winston-Salem, NC Arthur Orr, Decatur, AL David and Shelly Page, Charlotte, NC Brian Palank, Charlotte, NC Kevin Parker, Hickory, NC Charles E. Parker, Jr., New Bern, NC Randy Parks, Clemmons, NC Nathan and Lisa Parrish, WinstonSalem, NC Kirk Patchel, Charlotte, NC Charlie Patterson & Family, Greensboro, NC Allen H. Patterson, Jr., WinstonSalem, NC O. Bradley Payne, Atlanta, GA Curtis and Christy Pearcy, WinstonSalem, NC Jospeh C. Peery, Jr., Cary, NC Richard and Mary Kathryn Pegg, Clemmons, NC Frank Peplowski, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, WinstonSalem, NC John Stephen Perkins, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell W. Perry, Raleigh, NC Jonathan and Paige Perry, Wendell, NC Ronald A. Peterson, Gretna, VA Richard Peterson, Winston-Salem, NC John Petree Dr. Patricia H. Petrozza, Statesville, NC Sean and Lisa Phelan, Georgetown, SC Thomas B. Phelps, Louisville, KY Ms. Kimberly C. Phillips, Yadkinville, NC Chris and Melissa Phillips, Mooresville, NC John Dalton Phillips Sr., Raleigh, NC Ashley Graham, Salisbury, NC Col. and Mrs. Verner N. Pike, Pinehurst, NC Dr. Donald E. Pittaway, Clemmons, NC Dr. Jack L. Pittman, Roanoke, VA Roddey Player, Charlotte, NC Shannon Pleasant, Hickory, NC Dr. Robert J. Plemmons, WinstonSalem, NC Karla Plyler, Clemmons, NC Clark L. Pool, Las Vegas, NV Arlette Lambert Porter, Mount Airy, NC J. Andrew Porter, Salisbury, NC Jonathan Harris Portnoy, Trophy Club, TX Joseph and Jane Potter, WinstonSalem, NC Barbara H. Potts, Greensboro, NC James K. Powell, Myrtle Beach, SC Holly C. Powell, Richmond, VA Alan B. and Lisa Powell, High Point, NC C. Wayne and Lucy Prater, Advance, NC Coy C. Privette, Thomasville, NC Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Proctor Jr., Signal Mountain, TN; Sallie Proctor Dowd, New Canaan, CT Bland B. Pruitt, Jr., Louisburg, NC Dr. James D. Puckett, Isle of Palms, SC Dan R. Pugh, Lewisville, NC Mike Pulliam, Winston-Salem, NC Douglas Punger, Winston-Salem, NC Scott M. Purviance, Charlotte, NC Brett M. Queen, Wilmington, NC Rev. Michael G. Queen Family, Wilmington, NC Gregory Quesenberry, Matthews, NC Bonnie and Jim Rae, Pfafftown, NC Bess Kimberly Ramey, Mcleansville NC 27301 Reed W. Ramsay, Des Moines, IA James G. Ramsbottom, Myrtle Beach, SC Ed and Deborah Rankin, Marietta, GA Phillip Rapp, Lexington, NC Richard Rauck, Winston-Salem, NC Burton and Frances Reifler, WinstonSalem, NC Mr. Mark P. Reynolds, Greensboro, NC Paul Ricci, South Paris, ME ANONYMOUS Justin Richardson, Winston-Salem, NC John A. Richardson, III, WinstonSalem, NC Emily Richey, Winston-Salem, NC Fritz and Lisa Richter, Franklin, TN Martin and Elizabeth Richwine, III, Madison, NC Abby Riddle, Advance, NC David Rietz, Charlotte, NC Jody Riggs, East Stone Gap, VA Joe and Linda Riggsbee, Clemmons, NC Keith and Traci Rigsbee, Morganton, NC J. Fred Riley, Elizabeth City, NC Evan M. Ritter, West End, NC The Roach-Lange Family, Raleigh, NC Rob Perkins and Elizabeth Remy, Chicago, IL Jay and Heidi Robinson, WinstonSalem, NC John W. Roehrig, Middletown, NJ Allen Rogers, Winchester, VA Ben Routh, Sr., Huntersville, NC William Benjamin Rowe, WinstonSalem, NC Brodie and Gwen Rudd, Advance, NC Mr. and Mrs. Philip L Rudder, Richmond, VA Richard Ruffing, Gaffney, SC Kathryn Stalheim Rusher, Salisbury, NC David Safer, Las Vegas, NV Adrian & Catherine Sakowicz, Park Ridge, IL Jeff Saltzman, New York, NY Dennis R. Salvatore, Raleigh, NC Brad Samuel, High Point, NC Fred J. Santangelo, Lynnfield, MA Charles M. Sartor, Charlotte, NC Robert H. Sasser Family, Cary, NC Rodney W. Savage, M.D., Wirtz , VA Dr. Jack Sawyer, Winston-Salem, NC John and Sherry Scarlett, WinstonSalem, NC Danny Schmal, Winston-Salem, NC Scott and Nicole Schutt, Summerfield, NC Ann Meletis Scott, Mount Ulla, NC Crystal Sellers, Charlotte, NC Fred Raymond Shackelford, Jr., Chapel Hill, NC Curtis Shelton, Cary, NC Paul C. Shepard, Winston-Salem, NC Bob and Dolores Shepherd, Morganton, NC

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J. Michael and Rhona Sherrill, San Ramon, CA Ron Shillinglaw, Charlotte, NC Dr. Sarah C. Shoaf, Winston-Salem, NC Billy and Jayme Shomaker, Statesville, NC Brian T. Short, Plano, TX Bryan Shrader, Arlington, VA Kevin Shute, Lewisville, NC Steve Shutt, Winston-Salem, NC Reid H. Sigmon, Manhattan, KS Mr. Kenneth Sigmon, Greensboro, NC Sandy Sikes, High Point Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Sikes, Jr., Lakewood, OH Joseph Sills, Richmond, VA David Simmons, Baltimore, MD Christine E. Simpson, Raleigh, NC Glenn E. Simpson, Houston, TX Dr. Hobart M. Simpson, Jr., Siloam, NC Dr. Sara H. Sinal, Winston-Salem, NC William Sinclair, New York, NY Albert Sindall, III, New York, NY Adelaide A. Sink, Thonotosassa, FL Michael and Joanne Skahill, Williamsburg, VA Chris E. Skarzynski, Lewisville, NC Thomas and Pam Skinner, WinstonSalem, NC Donald E. Smallwood, Jr., Amherst, NH Rev. James and Rev. Jeanne Denise Smelley, Carlisle, PA Frederick T. Smith, Charlotte, NC Matthew Smith, Winston-Salem, NC James Howell Smith, Winston-Salem, NC April Dawn Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Alexander S. Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Ron Smith, Greensboro, NC Betty Jane Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Archie L. Smith, Asheboro, NC Brian and Caryl Smith, Charlotte, NC Greg A. Smith, New York, NY Allen and Lydia Smith, Durham, NC Clifton Sneeden, Brevard, NC Lisa A. Snodgrass, Atlanta, GA Andrew Snorton, Snellville, GA Kirk Sonnefeld, Atlanta, GA Paul and Pat Spainhour, Lewisville, NC Dr. and Mrs. Jack B. Spainhour, Jr., Danville, VA Lawrence and Mary Spencer, Toledo, OH Wil and Elizabeth Spires, Winston-Salem, NC; W. J. Spires, Jr., Mount Airy, NC Charles Spittler, Clemmons, NC Arthur J. Spring, Charlotte, NC Dr. Richard St. Clair, Winston-Salem, NC Richard C. Stanland, III, Anderson, SC Mr. David W. Stanley, Charlotte, NC Henry M. Staples, Winston-Salem, NC Will Staples III, Anderson, SC Elinor W. Starling, Winston-Salem, NC James H. Steeg, Carmel Valley, CA David J. Stefany, Tampa, FL Harriet Stephenson, Raleigh, NC Sean Michael Stevens, New York, NY Steven E. Stewart, Carrboro, NC Eric Stiff, Winston-Salem, NC James T. Stines, Charlotte, NC John C. Stokoe, Alexandria, NH Dr. John E. Stone, Jr., Mobile, AL Burley W. Strader, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Jerry & Lynne Stratbucker, Summerfield, NC Michael Strazzeri, Massapequa, NY Christian and Marjorie Streck, Greensboro, NC Garrett Stringer, Raleigh, NC Brian Sumner, Greensboro, NC Alan Susi, Washington, DC John J. and Cynthia R. Sutton, WinstonSalem, NC Paul Taylor Swails, III, Stuart, VA Dr. J. Craig Swaim, Raleigh, NC Cindy C. Sweeney, Winston-Salem, NC Elizabeth L. Szymeczek, Wilmington, NC Neel Rajendra Tanna, Fort Worth, TX James M. Tart, Charlotte, NC Tatum-Wise Family, Winchester, VA Alex M. Taylor Dr. Thomas C. Taylor, Winston-Salem, NC Kevin Teasley, Winston-Salem, NC Ben Terry, Cincinnatti, OH Cynthia and Bill Tessien, WinstonSalem, NC Tom Price Thompson, III, Lebanon, TN Lynn S. Thrower, Lewisville, NC Mr. David Lewis Todd, Macon, GA Roger and Maria Tompkins, Kernersville, NC Thomas and Cynthia Townes, Greensboro, NC; W. Fred Williams, Greensboro, NC The Townsend Family, Greensboro, NC Scott & Jo AnnTrethaway, Clemmons, NC Mark R. Trever, Greensboro, NC William True, Summerfield, NC Theodore T. Tseng, Denver, CO Mark H. Tucker, Pageland, SC Robert L. Tudor Family, Greensboro, NC Edward L Turner, Winston-Salem, NC Blane & Phyllis Tuttle, Walnut Cove, NC Peter Valen, Winston-Salem, NC Steve Vallos, Renton, WA Kara Van Duzee, Dallas, TX Larry Van Sant, McLean, VA John M. and Karen Vann, Bristol, TN Dr. Robert L. Vann, Bristol, TN Frederick Vaughan, Athens, GA Scott and Dawn Vaughan, Greenville, NC Michael Vazquez, Tega Cay, SC Robin Lynne Vernon, Winston-Salem, NC Felipe and Mayra Villalon, WinstonSalem, NC John G. Vine, Greensboro, NC Mark and Dot Viola, Winston-Salem, NC Earl G. Voss, King, NC David S. Wagner, Plano, TX David and Jan Wagoner, Mooresville, NC Anna Gregory Wagoner, Raleigh, NC Mr. and Mrs. Steven Walk, Staunton, VA Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Walker, WinstonSalem, NC Ralph A. Walker, Raleigh, NC Gary D. Walker, High Point, NC Gene and Ophelia Walker, Rural Hall, NC Scott A. Walker, Troutman, NC Dr. Marshall W. Walker, Jr., Greenville, SC Rev. James P. Wall, Siler City, NC Robert Hammock Wall, Winston-

Salem, NC Elizabeth Cotter Wallace, Santa Clara, CA Bruce and Liz Walley, Winston-Salem, NC Linda Walsworth Josh Walton, Kernersville, NC Terrence A. Warco, Lancaster, PA Stephanie L. Ward, Greensboro, NC Charlene L. Warren-Davis, Sandy Spring, MD Wesley Waters, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. John S. Waters, Doylestown, PA Van Watson, Yadkinville, NC Robert E. Watson, Blythewood, SC John Watts, Germanton, NC William M. Watts, Jr., Wilkesboro, NC Dr. Harold M. Barrow Family, WinstonSalem, NC Rodriguez P. Webb, Raleigh, NC Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Webster, Jr., Clemmons, NC Tim Welborn, Winston-Salem, NC Diane and Maggie Wessell, Clemmons, NC Jerry W. West, Advance, NC Westgate Dermatology & Laser Center P.A., Winston-Salem, NC Dr. John F. Whalley, Morganton, NC Jim Wheless, Reidsville, NC James B. Wheless, Raleigh, NC

Mr. and Mrs. Randy A. Whicker, Kernersville, NC Dennis and Carol Whicker, Kernersville, NC David K. White, Charlotte, NC Carl W. White, Winston-Salem, NC Alan J. White, Burlington, NC Foy Hill White, Charlotte, NC Kyle A. White, Garner, NC Dunlop White, Winston-Salem, NC Benjamin H. White, Jr., Raleigh, NC Joe I. White, Jr., Charlotte, NC Harvey W. White, Jr., Raleigh, NC Yates and Nelda Wilkinson, King, NC R. W. Wilkinson, III, Wake Forest, NC Michael Willard, Thomasville, NC Joshua W. Willey, Jr., New Bern, NC Lonnie B. Williams, Wilmington, NC Samuel and Sharon Williams, Walkertown, NC Nathan and Rosalyn Williams, Lynchburg, VA Edward M. Williams, Jr., Raleigh, NC Williams, Roberts, Young, Inc., WinstonSalem, NC Ben Wilson, Lexington, NC Dorothy, Johnny and Joe Wilson, Lewisville, NC Chuck Wilson, Mooresville, NC

Jackson Daily Wilson, Jr., WinstonSalem, NC Mary and Art Winstead, Greensboro, NC Christopher L. Wixon, Savannah, GA Timothy & Erin Wohlnick, Richmond, VA Robert Wolfe Jon Wolfe, Burlington, NC Keith Wood, Danbury, NC John and Linda Woodard, Germanton, NC Benjamin A. Worley, Greenville, SC Dickerson Wright, Santa Fe, CA Dr. Henry N. Wright, Smithfield, NC David Wyatt, Oak Island, NC Jeffrey and Jennifer Wyshner, WinstonSalem, NC Lee Yancey Family, Winston-Salem, NC J. Alex Yates, IV, Charlotte, NC Yates Medical, Charleston, SC Edward and Claire Young, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Young, Sr., Hickory, NC Jason and Kristen Zaks, WinstonSalem, NC Pamela Weatherford Zamora, Davidson, NC R. Henry Zanarini, Lake Forest, IL Peter Zepsa, Marvin, NC

Wake the Street If you have ever tried to give someone directions to BB&T Field, then it’s likely that you have encountered this problem as you dictated the route: “Turn onto Deacon Boulevard. When you see Deacon Tower on your left/right, turn onto…well...” It’s hard to tell people where to turn when they’re turning onto a street with no name. Clearly, a street that plays such an integral role in the game-day experience of Demon Deacon fans should be aptly named, and now the Wake Forest faithful will have the opportunity to help shape history as we give this street an official name. During this season-long contest, fans will have the chance to submit names for the street and vote on the finalists as we narrow down the choices throughout the season. For more details on contest rules, prizes and how to submit names, please visit

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New NCAA Enforcement Model On Aug. 1, a new set of rules was implemented among all Division I NCAA institutions. The new rules have brought about sweeping changes in terms of how the NCAA classifies violations and how the responsible parties will be punished.

t o dd hai r s t o n A s s o c iat e At hl e t i c Director, C o m p lia n c e

Previously, NCAA violations were divided into two primary categories: major and secondary infractions. The problem, according to many, was that there were many violations that were serious enough that they deserved more than a simple slap on the wrist, but not so severe as to incur the most serious penalties — such as loss of scholarships and post-season and television bans. The NCAA’s response to this was to create a four-tiered infractions structure consisting of Level I, Level II, Level III and Level IV violations. The belief is that under the new system of enforcement, the NCAA Committee on Infractions will have more flexibility to differentiate between the severity of certain infractions and assign penalties that are appropriate for each act. Level I and II violations, the most serious infractions that provide institutions with significant recruiting and competitive advantages, will continue to incur penalties such as postseason bans, fines and scholarship reductions. Level III penalties will now include suspensions for head coaches, whether they were directly involved in the infraction or not. This is intended to increase the accountability of head coaches for the actions of their staff. Level IV violations, which are generally administrative in nature, will not incur significant penalties. Time will tell if these new measures will have the desired effect, but given the current state of college athletics, the effort appears to be a step in the right direction. For compliance-related questions, please contact Todd Hairston at

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Profile for Wake Forest Athletics

Gold Rush - August 2013  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.

Gold Rush - August 2013  

The official publication of Wake Forest Athletics.