September 1, 2010

Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives

Note: Each week, the TTU Sports Information Staff will dig into the school's rich Photo Archives and publish a photo from the past. Some of the photos will include identification, but sometimes Tech will ask for viewers' help in identifying the people shown in the photo. To submit missing identification or comments about the photos in this series, send an email to: sportsinfo@tntech.edu.

Featured this week: This photo is from 1973, 1974 or 1975, when these two players were on the Golden Eagle roster. Quarterback Gary Perdue (18) and receiver David Quay (89) don the headphones to talk to the coaches in the press box at Tucker Stadium.

Perdue wrapped up his career in 1976 ranked second (at the time) in total offense and first in passing yards, leading the team in both categories in all four seasons. Today, 34 years later, Perdue is still fifth in total offense with 4,180 yards. He is seventh in passing with 3,053 yards. He was named first-team all-OVC in 1975.

Quay, meanwhile, led he Golden Eagles in receiving all three seasons he was on the roster in 1973, 1974 and 1975. He finished his career with 73 catches for 1,053 receiving yards.

With that pair helping lead the offense, coach Don Wade's teams compiled a 16-16-1 overall record in those three seasons, culminating in 1975 with an 8-3 overall record and a 6-1 mark on the way to winning the OVC Championship.