Sonny Cumbie an FCA All-Star Alum and currently part of the football staff at Texas Tech University will be the guest speaker at the Induction banquet on Sunday.  He will be available for interviews at 3 p.m. upstairs at the Abilene Civic Center.

Once the quarterback in one of Texas Tech’s biggest bowl wins, Sonny Cumbie begins his third season as inside receivers coach at his alma mater.

Cumbie still holds the Holiday Bowl record for most passing yards. He finished the season with 4,472 yards passing-- fifth-best in school history, and 7th best in NCAA history. He was an Honorable Mention performer on the field and All Big 12 Performer in the classroom.

Following a successful career at Texas Tech, Cumbie went on to play for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was named the AFL All-Rookie Team Quarterback and was a finalist for Rookie of the Year. Upon completion of the 2006 season, Cumbie was signed by the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 Cumbie was back in the AFL, leading the Avengers to their 1st playoff victory in franchise history, throwing for 83 touchdowns. In 2005-2009, during the AFL’s off seasons, Cumbie served on the Texas Tech Sports Network as an analyst. He was able to stay closely involved with Tech football while broadcasting their games and offering insights of a former player.

A coaches reception is being held at 3 PM upstairs at the Civic Center and Cumbie will be available for interviews at that time.  The banquet will begin a 4 p.m. The Banquet is sold out.

The 2013 All-Star Festival, featuring men’s and women’s basketball games will be held in Brownwood, TX on Thursday June 6th.  The ladies’ volleyball and men’s football classic will be held in Abilene on June 8th.

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