Each year the Quarterback Club, along with First Baptist Church of Waxahachie, honors the Waxahachie High School football team with a special banquet following the football season.
This year marks 53 years of the prestigious event. The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 in the Waxahachie Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the Waxahachie High School office or the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie office.
Waxahachie finished the football season as bi-district champions with an 8-4 record and a trip to the area round of the playoffs.
The evening will consist of a steak or chicken dinner, player awards and a keynote address from guest speaker Montae Reagor.
Reagor is a 1995 graduate of WHS where he was an outstanding student and athlete. Reagor received numerous awards and achievements throughout his high school tenure. He was recruited by colleges from all 50 states, but chose to be a Texas Tech Red Raider. His many achievements earned him consensus All-American and All-Big 12 first team selection honors.
Reagor graduated from Texas Tech in three years with a bachelor’s in exercise sports and science. Reagor was drafted in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos where he played from 1999-2002. He then went on to play with the Indianapolis Colts from 2003-2006 where he was part of the Super Bowl XLI championship. In March of 2007, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“It’s an honor to have Montae back to speak at our banquet. He is a well known alumnus who helped establish the tradition that we enjoy at Waxahachie,” Waxahachie coach David Ream said.
“I had the dubious honor of coaching against Waxahachie when Montae played in the early ‘90s,” Ream said. “We still haven’t blocked him. Having talked to some coaches who were here when Montae played, he also modeled the type of character that the current Indians have strived to emulate. His academic success, his community involvement and his work ethic were equally as impressive as his athletic ability.”
Reagor is community oriented and hosts an annual “Giving Back to Community” day as well as the Waxahachie Excellence Gala for WISD.