Iron Bowl lettermen team up for community


Winning the Iron Bowl isn’t the top priority for some former University of Alabama and Auburn University football players. Several former players from both universities are on the same team when it comes to helping the community. This Saturday (Dec. 15) at 4:00 p.m., the Lettermen of the Iron Bowl will partner with The Firehouse Shelter to join forces and serve a hot meal to those in need.

“We’ve learned that winning off the football field is more important, when it comes to helping out the community and helping our fans,” said LIB spokesman Darryl Fuhrman, a former UA and Southside High football player. “Everyone drops the ball at one point or another in their lifetime, and we’d like to be there to help them pick it up and run for a touchdown. We want to be there to help our fans and show appreciation for their support over the years.”

The Lettermen of the Iron Bowl is a non-profit organization that unites former University of Alabama and Auburn University football lettermen.  The organization’s purpose is to reach out to those in need who have cheered the teams for many years, by acting as an emergency response team after natural disasters, helping feed the homeless at local community shelters, standing with those who have fought for our country through the Alabama Wounded Warriors, or by simply sending an autographed football to someone who needs encouragement from one of their gridiron heroes.

Those interested in teaming up with The Letterman of the Iron Bowl may contact Darryl Fuhrman at

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