Super Bowl champion Mark Brunell to speak at Flagler’s Crimson & Gold Banquet
Super Bowl champion and 1991 national champion Mark Brunell will speak at the Flagler College Crimson & Gold Banquet Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Hotel Ponce de Leon’s elegant dining hall. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a social and a silent auction. The dinner follows at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the banquet benefit the Flagler College Athletics Scholarship Fund.
Brunell had a 19-year career a National Football League quarterback with five different organizations with nine of those coming with the Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2003). He was named to the Pro Bowl three times (1996, 1997 and 1999), all with the Jaguars, and was awarded the most valuable player in the 1997 game. Brunell also helped lead the team to the AFC Central Division title and became the first NFL expansion team to make the playoffs three times in its first four seasons of play. He helped the Jaguars to a pair of AFC Championship games (1996 and 1999). Brunell lead the NFL with 4,367 passing yards in 1996. He was inducted into the Pride of Jaguars in December, 2013.
He helped the New Orleans Saints win its first Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2010 in a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
In his career, Brunell completed 59.5 percent of his throws (2754-4625), totaled 32,072 passing yards and threw 184 touchdowns. A mobile quarterback, he amassed 2,421 yards rushing and had 15 touchdowns.
The Santa Maria, Calif. native signed with the University of Washington in a highly touted 1988 recruiting class. In just his third career start with the Huskies, he helped engineer a 31-0 rout over the University of Southern California. At the end of the 1990 regular season, Washington won the Pacific-10 title and went on to play in the Rose Bowl where it defeated Big Ten champion, the University of Iowa, 46-34. The Huskies were the United Press International national champions shortly after the Rose Bowl win. In 2015, Brunell was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Brunell calls the First Coast home and currently serves as the head football coach at the Episcopal School in Jacksonville. He and his wife, Stacy, have been married for 25 years and have four children: Caitlin, Jacob, Joseph and Luke.
There are limited tickets for the event and the prices are as follows: bar sponsor table of eight is $5,000; corporate table of eight is $1,000; individual ticket is $100; registered golfer/sponsor are $50 for a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.flagler.edu/crimsonandgold.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact director of College Relations Laura Stevenson Dumas at 904-819-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The President's Golf Class, which also benefits the Athletics Scholarship Fund, will be held the following day on Nov. 17. For more information, visit here.