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Stephen Lewis "Lukie" Brunson 

1947 graduate of Florence High School 

Lukie was  born in Florence on May 2, 1928.

 1) Played in the High School Tobacco Bowl as an Eighth Grader in High School in 1944.

2) Represented South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl where he was voted the Most Valuable Player in 1946.

       3) Attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship & played for Coach Wally Butts 1947-1950.

4) Played in four major bowls while playing at the University of Georgia.

             5) Drafted by the NFL Chicago Bears.

             6) Asst. Coach with football at McClenaghan High School.

Lukie was nominated by Major Summerford. “Lukie could do it all-run, pass & punt. The best high school back I have ever seen as of today. The Florence Yellow Jackets were playing Griffin, Georgia in a night game. Lukie punted the ball above the stadium lights. I went down field to cover the punt. We lost sight of the ball until it dropped below the lights and with the bounce, he was given credit for an 80 yard punt. We won the game and Lukie got his scholarship”.