Bunting and Morriss were long-time teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles and both played in the Super Bowl in 1981. Bunting played linebacker for the Eagles from 1972-82 and Morriss was an offensive lineman in Philadelphia from 1973-83. Bunting and Morriss are two of only three current 1-A coaches to have played in a Super Bowl.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Blue-Gray Classic and look forward to the opportunity to coach with my friend and former teammate Guy Morriss," said Bunting. "The Blue Gray Classic has a long tradition of producing outstanding players. I'm thrilled that I will be able to coach some of them and be a part of this great game."
Players and coaches will report to Montgomery, Ala., for workouts on December 19th. The Blue Gray All-Star Classic is the first post-season all-star game each season and is returning to the postseason all-star lineup after a one-year hiatus.
Past players and coaches who have participated in the Blue Gray All-Star Classic include Paul "Bear" Bryant (Alabama), Bart Starr (Alabama), Len Dawson (Purdue), Fran Tarkenton (Georgia), Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State), Terrell Davis (Georgia), Bruce Smith (Virginia Tech) and Curtis Martin (Pittsburgh).
The Blue Gray Association which operates the Blue Gray Classic, is wholly owned by the Montgomery (Ala.) Lions Club. The proceeds from the Blue Gray Classic benefit sight conservation projects and youth charities. Over $4 million has been provided for these humanitarian services.