Former NFL player to speak at Aggie Muster here Saturday

Former Aggie lineman, Hunter Goodwin,’will be the speaker at the Texas Aggie Muster to be held in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Brady Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m.’ Goodwin started for the Aggie football team for two years and was selected in the third round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. After three years with the Vikings, Goodwin played with the Miami Dolphins for three years and then’spent two additional years with the Vikings. ‘Goodwin is married to Amber (Needham) Goodwin and is the son-in-law of Jack and Jill Needham of Brady. They have a daughter, Ella, who will be two years old April 23.’They reside in College Station where Goodwin operates a private business. He is the son of Anne Goodwin and the late Bob Goodwin of Bellville. Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Brady April 21 to honor all Texas Aggies who have died within the last year, according to Larry Smith, muster chair. Various muster activities will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Brady. All former and current students, their families and friends of Texas A&M are invited to attend. The Aggie Muster tradition, which spans more than a century, will be observed in more than 300 locations around the world. These muster gatherings have been held in many unique places, ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today. Over the years, Aggie Muster has grown to be one of Texas A&M’s most revered traditions. Muster honors the memories of A&M men and women whose deaths prevent them from answering roll call at this year’s gathering. The roll call is a roster compiled of all former and current students who have died over the past year. As each name is called, a friend or family member will answer “Here,” symbolizing that their memory lives on in the hearts of Aggies everywhere. Muster is more than just a ceremony’it is also an annual way for Aggies to renew the loyalty and unity which constitute the foundation of their friendship with each other, as well as their love and devotion for their school. For more information, contact Smith at (325) 597-1324 in Brady or at lmasmith@verizon.net. Additional information is available by contacting The Association of Former Students at (979) 845-7514 or by visiting their Web site at www.AggieNetwork.com.

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