Phil Robertson (Courtesy A&E TV)

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Duck Dynasty Star to Speak at FHU

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HENDERSON, Tenn. - A noted athlete and star of A&E's Duck Dynasty will speak at a fundraiser for Freed-Hardeman University in 2013.

According to a news release, Freed-Hardeman will welcome Phil Robertson as the keynote speaker of the annual Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Robertson, who was born and reared in Vivian, La., was a standout high school athlete in football, baseball and track. He attended Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship and played first-string quarterback ahead of NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.

Robertson made his mark in the hunting world by making a duck call that would produce the exact sound of a duck. In 1972, the first Duck Commander call was born.

In the mid-70's, Robertson made another important call when he turned his life over to God and made dramatic changes in the way he was living. He is now not only known as the Duck Commander but is also building a reputation all over the country for his faith.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m.in the Brewer Sports Center with a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Photo opportunities with Robertson begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A live auction will take place at 7 p.m. followed by the keynote speech by Robertson at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets and sponsorships are available through the Freed-Hardeman Athletics Office. General admission tickets begin at $15 for students and $25 for adults, and sponsorship packages begin at $300. For more information, contact Tresa Carter or Mike McCutchen at 731-989-6900.
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