Tony Kitchen '86
"The Texas Bowl was one the most enjoyable experiences of my life. My wife and and I missed the pep rally Wednesday evening, but at the hotel we rode the elevator with Coach Niumatalolo, and I shamelessly asked him for his autograph (for my son who was home with his brothers and sister--woohoo!). He was very gracious and obliged my request. The pre-game tailgate party was tremendous. The Electric Brigade rocked the house! For the game we were provided tickets on the 15 yard line 11 rows up, behind the Navy bench, and quite a bit of the action was right in front of us. We were also provided passes to the Houston Texans' party suite on the 3rd level, which was absolutely amazing. The game speaks for itself. Man, that was a beautiful thing to watch! Waited for the plane home in the same waiting area with Ricky Dobbs, Jabaree Tuani, David Sumrall, and Mason Graham and shamelessly asked them for autographs (for my son, you know). I would have missed all of that were it not for your contest prize."
Tony and wife, Jean. (Photo courtesy of Tony Kitchen)
Tony with college football's best mascot. (Photo courtesy of Tony Kitchen)
"The experience was great and tons of fun. I really liked being in the Navy team hotel. I have never stayed in the team hotel before and enjoyed seeing other Navy fans everywhere I turned. What an atmosphere. The game was alot of fun and the seats were great. It was a great time. Thank You for everything "
Mac Evans and girlfriend, Michelle Roca. (Photo courtesy of Mac Evans)