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Trojans remember Sim Byrd, the ‘Joe Namath’ of small-college football

Sim Byrd died at the age of 75 on Nov. 18. He was the quarterback of the 1968 NAIA National Championship Troy Red Wave team.

Sim Byrd died at the age of 75 on Nov. 18. He was the quarterback of the 1968 NAIA National Championship Troy Red Wave team.

Hall of Fame and National Champion Troy quarterback Sim Byrd passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18; he was 75 years old.

One of Troy’s first modern day All-Americans, Byrd led the then Red Wave to the 1968 NAIA National Championship behind passing numbers that were way ahead of his time. In Troy’s semifinal and championship game…

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Troy University to honor Alumni of the Year during Homecoming celebration

Troy University will honor four alumni with Alumni of the Year awards during Saturday's Homecoming football game.

Troy University will honor four alumni with Alumni of the Year awards during Saturday's Homecoming football game.

Troy University will recognize four alumni as Alumni of the Year on Saturday as a part of the University’s Homecoming game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

This year’s honorees are: Jimmy H. Baker, Dawn Railey, C. Gibson Vance and Rudeejanok “Rudee” Kritakara. The Trojans will welcome Sun Belt Conference foe Louisiana for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff….

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TROY mourns loss of alumni leader Eric Mizell

Eric Mizell (seated left) with other members of the Alumni Board, during a meeting this spring. Mizell died on Monday.

Eric Mizell (seated left) with other members of the Alumni Board, during a meeting this spring. Mizell died on Monday.

The Trojan Nation is mourning the loss of one of its own today, with the passing of Eric Mizell (1993), 46, who died Monday, Oct. 3 at his home in Troy.

Mizell was serving on the Board of Directors of the National Alumni Association and led the Letterwinners “T” Club alumni chapter. He had been…

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