Busy Weekend Planned For 1957 Team

Auburn, Ala.--It will be a special weekend on the Auburn campus as the Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in game six of the 2007 season while honoring Auburn's unbeaten 1957 national championship football team.

Along with the Vanderbilt game, the entire weekend will be devoted to honoring the 1957 National Championship team for their accomplishments on the field that season.

Friday night, the team will have a dinner at the Marriott Grand National. At the private dinner, they will each be given an opportunity to share their memories of the season. They will receive their gifts which include a highlight DVD from the 1957 season, a commemorative autograph ball that they will be able to pass around the room to be signed, a golf shirt to be worn on Saturday, copies of various publications that dedicated space to the 50th anniversary and a ring commemorating the 50th anniversary of the national championship season.

Following the 1957 season, not everyone on the varsity squad was given a ring. Auburn is making good on that and is giving every team member a ring.

On Saturday, the team will be bused to campus with a police escort for the 9:30 a.m. autograph session at the coliseum. At 10:30 a.m., the team will be bused to the stadium and will be on the field for pre-game warmups. At halftime, they will be introduced. Following the game, there will be a private reception for the team and their families.

Additionally, space has been allotted in each game program for stories about team members and games from the 1957 season. This week's game ticket features the 1957 team photo.

Auburn's uniform combination for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt is shown.

To honor the 1957 team, Auburn will wear white uniforms in Saturday's game and the AU decals will be taken off the helmet to resemble teams in that era. The Tigers will also have gray facemasks instead of the usual blue for the game. While not a true throwback uniform, it is a way to honor one of the most special football teams in Auburn history.

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