Auburn Touchdown Club: Punt Bama Punt Night

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Date: September 27th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

The Auburn Touchdown Club will be hosting guest speakers Bill Newton, Lee Gross and Johnny Simmons (all former AU players from Punt Bama Punt game), on Thursday, September 27. 

About The Speakers

In one of the most iconic Auburn Iron Bowl victories, Bill Newton emerged as a game changer, quite literally. This particular game, commonly referred to as “Punt Bama Punt,” featured not one, but two punt blocks by the junior linebacker, Bill Newton. The resulting plays of these blocked punts are what gained Auburn the victory over Alabama. While these two blocks stand out in the memories of many Auburn fans, Newton was also a consistent blocker throughout the entire season, and had 23 tackles in that same famous game.

Lee Gross was a tight end for Auburn at the time of Punt Bama Punt, and played a great roll in the rest of the offensive plays during the game.

Johnny Simmons also took part in the iconic “Punt Bama Punt” game, lining up as safety during both blocked punts.



Register here. There is no cost for members to register for meetings. Members are also entitled to bring a guest. The guest fee is $50 and can be paid at the door. Please register your guest separately and note in the comments that they are attending with you.

The Auburn Touchdown Club

The Auburn Touchdown Club is a group of Auburn Football lovers dedicated to promoting the program as well as Auburn University. By joining the Auburn Touchdown Club you gain access to our meetings where you will hear great guest speakers share their insights into Auburn Football, and you will also be helping us provide scholarships to Auburn University students.