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  • Dec 1, 1958
    The Green Bay Packers select running back Alex Hawkins as the 13th player taken in the NFL draft at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Hawkins will be credited in 1992 as a co-writer on the Collin Raye country hit "That's My Story"
    Dec 27, 1959
    Running back Alex Hawkins plays in the NFL Championship Game at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore as the Colts defeat the New York Giants, 31-16. Hawkins will be credited as a songwriter on the 1992 Collin Raye country hit "That's My Story"
    Nov 28, 1964
    The Boston Patriots claim Ole Miss quarterback Jim Weatherly in the 12th round of the American Football League draft. Weatherly will write the Glen Campbell country hit "A Lady Like You"
    Sep 17, 1967
    Jimmy Buffett is in attendance at the New Orleans Saints' inaugural NFL game at Tulane Stadium. The Los Angeles Rams win, 27-13
    Jan 12, 1969
    Alex Hawkins is special-teams captain for the NFL's Baltimore Colts during Super Bowl III, where the New York Jets score an upset victory, 16-7, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Hawkins will be credited as a co-writer on the 1992 Collin Raye country hit "That's My Story"
    Jan 27, 1970
    Penn State lineman Mike Reid is the seventh player selected in the NFL college draft. After his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, he goes on to write country hits for Ronnie Milsap, Alabama and Conway Twitty, among others
    Sep 20, 1970
    Terry Bradshaw quarterbacks the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in a 19-7 loss to the Houston Oilers at Three Rivers Stadium. He goes on to earn a minor country hit with his 1975 recording of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
    Sep 20, 1970
    Mike Reid plays his first regular season game in the NFL as his Cincinnati Bengals beat the Oakland Raiders, 31-21, at Riverfront Stadium. He goes on to score hits as a country artist, and as a songwriter for Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap and The Judds
    Dec 20, 1970
    In the final regular season game of Mike Reid's NFL rookie season, his Cincinnati Bengals swamp the Boston Patriots, 45-7, at Riverfront Stadium. A solid 20 years later, he can be heard on country radio, singing "Walk On Faith"
    Dec 26, 1970
    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Mike Reid appears in the first playoff game of his NFL career, a 17-0 loss to the Colts at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Some 20 years later, Reid is on the country charts, with "Walk On Faith"

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