Letter from Richard R. Eakin to Roman Gabriel
Date: Jun. 22 1990 |
Letter from ECU Chancellor Richard R. Eakin to Roman Gabriel inviting him to be a keynote speaker at the chancellor's forum on "Celebration in the East: Successful Eastern North Carolinians." Born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, Gabriel played high school football at New Hanover High School and graduated in 1958. He went on to star at quarterback at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He was also the first Asian-American to start as an NFL quarterback and is considered by many to have been one of the best players at that position during the late 1960s and early 1970s. more...