Our family included several generations of Messick alumni; we still get together and have a tight bond; many of were in the 12 Year Club as were our parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The only fellow to ever quarterback an NCAA national champonship team from Memphis was Freddy Marshall, Messick 1959 City Champs, University of Arkansas Razorbacks, 1964 National Champions...Many folks say our Dad, Stumpy Kirk, was the greatest white athlete in his era to come out of Memphis, however, he was 1/4 Native American....
By MIcaela Watts, Josh Cannon, & Toby Sells
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