2019 Coffeyville Community College Football Hall of Fame

2019 Coffeyville Community College Football Hall of Fame

On Saturday November 2nd, Red Raven football players of the past met on campus for the 21st annual Coffeyville Community College Football Hall of Fame luncheon.  It is at this luncheon each year that the newest members of the Red Raven Football Hall of Fame are introduced.

The 2019 inductees included Ted Watts (1977), Tony Leiker (1983-84), Stirling Luckey (1993) and Brandon Walker (2005).

Ted Watts, from Tarpon Springs Florida, played defensive back for the 1977 Coffeyville Community College Red Raven Football team. The 1977 team, coached by legendary Red Raven head coach Dick Foster, had an overall record of 8-3 with Watts being a major contributor to the team.
 
After his one year at Coffeyville, Watts signed to play with the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock Texas. Watts was a two-time All-Southwest Conference first-team honoree during his time leading the Red Raider secondary from 1978-80. Known for his speed and hard-hitting ability from the safety position, Watts combined for 149 tackles and 19 pass breakups over his final two seasons. His final season in 1980 resulted in first team All-America honors, making him just the second Red Raider defensive back in school history to garner the accolade at the time.  Watts, who was the Pete Cawthon Memorial Team MVP in 1980 for Texas Tech, went on to be selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, beginning a six-year professional career that included stints with the New York Giants and San Diego Chargers.
 
Watts currently lives in St Petersburg Florida.
 
Tony Leiker graduated from Silver Lake High School in Silver Lake Kansas in 1983. Leiker was such a force for his high school football team that Silver Lake high school retired his jersey.
 
After high school, Leiker came to Coffeyville Community College where he played football on the 1983 and 84 teams. Those Red Raven teams had a combined record of 21-3. Leiker was an anchor for the defense playing defensive end and defensive lineman positions.
Following Coffeyville, Leiker received a football scholarship at the prestigious Stanford University. While at Stanford, Leiker earned NCAA All-American Honorable Mention honors along with All Pac-10 honors. Leiker graduated from Stanford earning in BA in economics in 1988.
 
Leiker’s NFL career began as a 7th round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 1987 draft. Leiker played an injury plagued year with Green Bay followed by a short stint with the Minnesota Vickings before injuries forced his eventual release and retirement from the NFL.
 
After his time in the NFL, Leiker earned his Law Degree from the University of Oregon in 1992. That same year he passed the bar exam in Las Vegas Nevada.
Leiker has had a long and active career as a lawyer. Over the years, Tony has worked as a deputy District Attorney in Nye County Nevada followed by a stint as a Las Vegas city prosecutor.
 
Tony eventually opened his own law firm in 1997 in Las Vegas Nevada practicing in criminal defense, family law and personal injury.
 
He currently maintains his own law firm in Elko Nevada.
 
Brandon Walker was a two-sport standout in high school where he received All -State Honors in both football and track and field. In 2004 Brandon was considered one of the best high school athletes in the state of Michigan and received and invitation to the Michigan high school all star game.
 
With the guidance of his high school football coach Keith Stevens and parents, Brandon decided to attend Coffeyville Community College in 2005 after graduating high school. In 2005 during fall camp, Brandon was competing for a spot-on Coffeyville’s 12 man out of state roster and suffered an injury to his right hand that required surgery, ending his season. Returning in 2006, Brandon earned a spot on the roster and was able to accomplish First team All -Conference and First team All-American Honors. Walker was also named the Jayhawk Conference Lineman of the Year. The team would also go on to win the Conference championship that year.
 
Brandon was considered by Rivals as the number 12 overall recruit in the nation and the number 2 ranked offensive lineman. Receiving numerous offers from some of the best college/ football programs in the country. With his final choices coming down to Florida State and the University of Oklahoma. Brandon pursued his career by joining Bob Stoops, where he signed his commitment to the University of Oklahoma.
 
Brandon was a 3-year starter while at the University of Oklahoma. Playing for one of the most high-powered offenses of all time. These legendary players include; Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray, Sam Bradford and many others. Brandon helped lead the Offense to three Big 12 Championships in his three seasons there and in 2008 they won the title of Most Points Scored by an Offense in a single season. Sam Bradford won the Heisman that same year with the immense support of this power house of an offensive line. During his time at the University of Oklahoma, Brandon played in two Fiesta Bowls against Boise State and West Virginia, and an Orange Bowl. He started in The National Championship Orange Bowl game where the No.1 ranked Sooners faced off against the No.2 Florida Gators led by Tim Tebow.
 
After the Orange Bowl, Brandon was invited to participate in the NFL Combine. Running a 5.17 and a 34-inch vertical, he entered the draft after completion of the Combine. He moved to Free Agency and was selected by the Houston Texans. He left the Texans to play in UFL in Las Vegas for two more years and retired. Pursuing a career in Oil and Gas, Brandon’s work ethic and natural leadership abilities moved him through the ranks into his current Managerial Position. He currently resides in Yukon, Oklahoma with his amazing daughter Aubrey Walker.
 
Stirling Luckey graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1992.  He attended CCC in 1993-94 and the University of Oklahoma from 1994-1996.  Luckey played fo the Tulsa Talons from 1999-2001.
 
He had a wonderful time while going to school and being part of the football team in Coffeyville.  His ultimate goal after graduating from Coffeyville was to play football at the University of Oklahoma and move on to the NFL.  But, Like most young men it was just a dream.  His goal post moved and he decided to go into electronics and wiring.  He enrolled into a trade school that specialized in electronic systems while at the same time coaching linebackers and tight ends for his high school in Harvey, Illinois.  After graduating from electronics school, he received a call from coach Gabrillson of Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon, who was looking for a D-Line/conditioning coach and he happily accepted.  Right about the same time he received another call, this time from his father who informed him that Tulsa was getting an Arena Football team and he encouraged him to try out.  Luckey continued his career in football, accepting both poisitions.
 
Playing fo the Tulsa Talons was a great experience.  The second year Tulsa had a coaching change and the new head coach was none other than Skip foster, one of the Coffeyville's all-time great football coaches and he felt good playing for a coach who wanted to win.
 
After a few  years of playing arena football, coaching high school and Division II football, luckey deceided to concentrate on his career as a computer server technician.  He has had the honor of working for great companies like Google New York, Facebook, and Twitter to name a few.
 
"To this day my greatest accopmplishment is being married to my wonderful wife Kristia who pushed me to become everything I wanted to be and who's always been in myy corner cheering for me.  Also my six children (Skyler, Stirling, Steele, Sidney Symone and Isabella) whom I love very much.