As Deacons fans get ready for the last game of the season (away, at Duke), the blog looks back at a successful season of tailgating with a few photos taken two weeks ago on Senior Day (L 41-28, Florida State). Today is also quarterback Riley Skinner's last game. Jon captured Riley preparing to shake hands with Coach Grobe and Athletics Director Ron Wellman. Riley holds the ACC record for single-season completion percentage, plus 11 Wake Forest records, including Most Career Passing Yards, Most Career Completions, and Most Career Touchdown Passes. Not bad, considering that Wake Forest has been playing football for 107 years.And here's hoping that Riley's example of consistency inspires Ian Eastman-Mullins to consecutive seasons of being the cutest tailgater ever. He's off to a strong start in his first season.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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