Aug 25, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas -
The 2013 football season kicked off in style Sunday night as Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell spoke to Lamar fans, alumni and players at the annual Lamar Football Kickoff Celebration in the Montagne Center. Campbell spent time signing autographs and taking pictures with fans prior to the event, and served as the guest speaker.
Prior to Campbell's motivational speech, there was a live auction, and then fans met the 2013 version of the Lamar Cardinal football team. Lamar head coach Ray Woodard addressed the fans to close out the event.
The Cardinals kickoff the 2013 season Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The game against the Aggies is set to begin at 7 p.m. from Provost Umphrey Stadium. The Cardinals return 50 letterwinners and 14 starters from last year's squad. Saturday's contest will be the Cards lone home game until Saturday Sept. 21 when they return home to face Bacone College.