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Craig James headlines Gridiron Kickoff at Landmark Church

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Former football star and broadcaster Craig James was the highlight speaker at Landmark Church's ninth annual Gridiron Kickoff on Tuesday.

The cost of the men's event was $10, which included a barbecue dinner and a 2014 laminated SEC helmet schedule.

James joins a list of past speakers which include ESPN's Rece Davis, Gene Stallings, Auburn team chaplain Chette Williams, Florida Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, Brad McCoy (father of former Texas All-American Colt McCoy), Bobby Bowden, Dabo Swinney and Dr. Kevin Elko.

James, a former television analyst who has worked for ABC, ESPN, CBS and Fox Sports, was part of the famous "Pony Express" at Southern Methodist University in the late 1970s to early 1980s. He teamed up with Eric Dickerson to form one of the most formidable tandems of running backs in college football history.

The Gridiron Kickoff also featured a college football discussion with a panel that included local radio personalities Doug Amos and Charlie Trotman, former Auburn All-American Ben Tamburello and Chris Stewart, the sideline reporter for Alabama's football radio broadcasts. In addition, Amos and Stewart had a one-on-one discussion about how their faith has forged their careers.

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