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Monk Romine 

Monk Romine was involved in everything when he starred in multiple sports in high school and at the University of North Alabama. And he remains active in sports today with youths in his hometown near Bear Creek. Romine played foot­ball, basketball and track at Lauderdale County High School. As halfback and end he played an important role during the Tiger's undefeated 1948 football team.  He played on the first football team at Itawamba Junior College and handled punting duties in addition to play­ing halfback. He then went to Florence State. now UNA and participated in two sports.  He lettered three years in football (1952- 1955) playing fullback, and four years in basketball play­ing center. In 1953, he led the Lions football team in rushing with 529 yards on 111 comes for a 4.8 average.  He still ranks seventh on UNA's career touchdown list with 19. He rushed for 203 yards against Conway State in 1951 and is a member of UNA's 50th Anniversary Team.  He played seven years in professional football. First as free agent with the Chi­cago Bears, and later for the Green Boy Packers. Denver Broncos and Boston Patriots. and also played three years in the Canadian Football league. Romine coached three years at Phillips High and sev n years in Phil Campbell.  His 1979 team advanced to the state playoffs.