The Selma Quarterback Club, organized in 1941, is the second oldest quarterback club in Alabama.Our purpose is to promote fellowship through football, stress the spirit of the game and its lessons and improve football knowledge all while providing scholarship opportunities.
The Selma Quarterback Club, through the J. Harmon Carter Scholar Athlete Foundation, awards five $4000 scholarships to young athletes in our community that played high school football. The scholarships are awarded based on academics, participation in school and community activities and financial need.
Like the Foundation, each scholarship is named in honor of members who contributed significantly to the club.
J. HARMON CARTER SCHOLARSHIP: J. Harmon Carter, a former Club Captain and an active member of the Club for almost 50 years, was among a small group that guided the Club for many years. He was responsible for initially funding the Scholarship Foundation, which is named in his honor.
“Big” Fred Davis II Scholarship:
"Big" Fred Davis, II, a former Club Captain and an active Club member for over 40 years was responsible, through his football connections as a former player at the University of Alabama and the Washington Redskins, for many speakers coming to the Club throughout the early years.
Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Scholarship: Larry D. Striplin, Jr., a former Club Captain and an active Club member for more than 20 years, served as Program Chairman or has assisted the Program Chairman for most of his term of membership. Many of the Club's speakers over the past 20 years are the result of Striplin's involvement in sports and his relationships as Chairman of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
W. Forrest Hatfield Scholarship: W. Forrest Hatfield was Club Quarterback and Scholarship Administrator for 32 years. An active member for over 40 years, he has worked closely with the Club Captains, been involved in annual membership programs, selected and invited speakers, and participated in the scholarship selection process.
CATESBY ap C. JONES SCHOLARSHIP: Catesby ap C. Jones, a member of the Club for over 60 years, and still an active member. A veteran of World War II, Jones brings experience from the greatest generation and the perspective of a hero to a group helping to inspire and challenge future leaders.
Over the years, the club has been fortunate to welcome great athletic directors, football and basketball coaches from in state and out as well as professional athletes. Pictured above is Holly Rowe.
Former speakers include: Selma’s own Shug Jordan, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Pat Dye, Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan, Eddie Robinson, Evander Holyfield, Kenny Stabler, LeRoy Jordan, John Hannah , John Stallworth, Bart Starr, Charles Barkley, Tommy Lasorda,Barbara (Mrs. Vince) Dooley, Paul Finebaum, Bobby Bowden, Vince Dooley, Jim Donnan, Leigh Ann Tuohy (Blind Side), Bruce Pearl, Houston Nutt, Tommy Tuberville, and Ralph "Shug" Jordan (a Selma native).
We invite you to come experience a fellowship built around football, food, great speakers and community spirit.
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The Selma Quarterback Club is a 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible.
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P.O. Box 1330, Selma, AL 36702-1330