Smile for the Camera! BearKat Football Press Guide 1978

l-r- Robby Robinson, Coach Melvin Brown, Stan Blinka

Today is Media Day for football here at Sam Houston State. So for Way Back Wednesday the University Archives presents the BearKat Football 1978 Press Guide (in 1979 they started calling the publication Media Guide). The cover of the 1978 Press Guide features newly hired Head Football Coach Melvin Brown and co-captains Robby Robinson (l) and Stanley Blinka (r).

Stanly Blinka would go on to be drafted in the 5th round, no. 125th, of the 1979 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played for the Jets until 1983. He was inducted into the BearKat Hall of Honor in 1985.

Coach Melvin Brown left Sam Houston State after the 1981 season.

Quick quiz for the day: Can you spot the cover error on this 1978 Press Guide?


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