Durant Brooks Checks In From The College Football Awards Show In Orlando

Dec. 5, 2007

Hello Tech Fans,

Just wanted to check in from Orlando where I am for the ESPNU Home Depot College Football Awards Show. We landed here in the land of Disney about 3:00 this afternoon. I rode from the airport to the hotel with Antoine Cason from the University of Arizona. That is one thing that I love about this event is the chance to meet and talk with players from other schools.

We are staying at the Boardwalk Disney which is a beautiful resort right on the boardwalk that goes around the lake and connects all of the parks. When we checked in, my family and girlfriend were already there so it was nice to see all of them. After a quick media session at the hotel, it was off to the ESPN Club for a party tonight. That was just a chance for all of the players to mingle with families and other guests. It was quite an honor to be surrounded by some of the best players in the nation.

We had a great dinner and got to meet Ray Guy, who the award I am a finalist for is named after. Chris Fowler from ESPN spoke to all of us and I got a chance to hang out a lot with the other Ray Guy Award finalists-Kevin Huber from Cincinnati and Brett Kern from Toledo.

Well I’m going to get some sleep now. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. During the day, we are going to go to Universal Studios and Epcot Center. Last year, we went to Disney World so I want to see the other parks. Then the awards show is at 7:30. Be sure to check it out on ESPN and I will check in on ramblinwreck.com later tomorrow night.

Thanks for your support and Go Jackets!

Durant Brooks

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