Johnnie Emmons honored at Homecoming

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Johnnie Emmons, one of Northwestern State’s greatest athletes and most iconic athletic figures, was honored Saturday night at NSU’s Homecoming football game as the Demon Great of the Game. Emmons was a football and basketball star, and also a track and field competitor, from 1947-52 who later became an assistant football coach, and head coach in men’s and women’s tennis and baseball, at Northwestern. The longtime Natchitoches resident was introduced at Turpin Stadium during a timeout in the first quarter. Shown are (l-r) NSU director of athletics Greg Burke and Johnnie Emmons.