Oct. 14, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Former Purdue and NFL star quarterback Jim Everett and current MMA standout Sean McCorkle will be available to sign autographs Friday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Purdue's campus.
They will be located at the Homecoming Stage at the northwest end of Stadium Mall Drive near the Purdue Arch and Armstrong Hall, highlighting afternoon/evening activities that start at 3 p.m. with a tent sale, silent auction, free food and a fashion show, all of which benefits the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. A modest charitable donation will be appreciated at the autograph table.
Everett, who led the Boilermakers to the Peach Bowl in 1984 and was the third player chosen in the 1986 NFL Draft before enjoying a 12-year career with the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, will sign autographs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
McCorkle, who is undefeated in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) bouts and trains at Purdue with Boilermaker assistant wrestling coach Tom Erickson and fellow MMA star Matt Mitrione, will sign autographs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. leading up to the fashion show that starts at 6:15 and features a wide range of the latest Purdue apparel.
The fashion show will conclude in time for the Homecoming Parade, which starts at 8 p.m.
Everett, who resides in San Clemente, Calif., is in town to help celebrate the 25-year reunion of the 1985 Boilermaker football team and to be honored as the quarterback of the week representing Purdue's Cradle of Quarterbacks. He passed for 7,411 yards and 43 touchdowns as a two-year starter for Purdue and is the only quarterback ever to defeat Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan in the same season. Everett was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in 1991 and was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.