Recalling his three children’s enriching and humorous experiences as Farragut High School student/athletes, including his open affection for all three, Fuad Reveiz eventually became emotional as featured speaker for FHS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, Class of 2017 Inductees.
“Farragut High School, in our family, is the foundation of what we are so blessed to be involved with,” said Reveiz, a former All-SEC kicker for the Tennessee Volunteers who went on to temporarily hold the NFL record for consecutive field goals made, 31, for the Minnesota Vikings — during the ceremony Saturday evening, Feb. 4 in FHS Commons. “… Thank you so much for what you’ve done for our kids.”
Specifically pointing out how his sons [Nick, an FHS Hall of Famer, and Shane] benefitted under the direction of football head coach Eddie Courtney, a cancer survivor, Reveiz said while fighting back tears, “A special thank you, Eddie. … They really look up to you.”
Emcee Erik Gerhardt introduced the 11 inductees followed by a complete biography of their athletic careers, humorous antidotes and quotes of praise.
Justin Treadwell, Class of 1990 [basketball], was chosen to represent the 11 as the Inductee speaker. “It’s been a really surreal experience for the past few weeks, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame. Having the pleasure of truly reliving the great moments in our lives,” Treadwell said.
“Different Inductees, we were talking last night, have experiences in different ways.
An audience of a few hundred included featured U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan [R-Second District]. It also included FHS Hall of Fame coaches Buddy Fisher, Herky Payne, Bill Parker, Lynn E. Sexton, Kellie Ivens and Scott McKenzie along with Bobby Henry, Farragut Middle School legendary coach/teacher.
“For example, when Jessie and Kelsey notified their respective fathers, both dads, immediately, pulled out a whole file of all their press clippings that were arranged and alphabetized,” he added.