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Tickets on sale for Saturday's '2018 Kickoff with Doug Pederson'

Published April 18, 2018

Event marks the official kickoff of ULM’s football season-ticket sales campaign and serves as a fundraiser for the Warhawk football program.

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MONROE – Tickets are now on sale for “2018 Kickoff with Doug Pederson,” scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The event marks the official kickoff of ULM’s football season-ticket sales campaign and serves as a fundraiser for the Warhawk football program.
In just his second year as a head coach in the National Football League, Pederson led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 13-3 regular-season record, including the NFC East title, as well as wins over the Atlanta Falcons (15-10) and Minnesota Vikings (38-7) in the NFC playoffs and a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
A three-year starter at quarterback for ULM (formerly Northeast Louisiana) from 1988-90, Pederson completed 556-of-1,006 throws (.553) for 6,315 yards and 33 touchdowns. He still ranks among ULM’s all-time Top 10 in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards and TD passes. As a senior in 1990, Pederson led the Southland Conference in passing yards (2,152) while guiding the team to the league championship (5-1) and a trip to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. He also still holds the school’s single-game records for pass attempts (71), completions (46), passing yards (619) and TD passes (5) – all set against Stephen F. Austin in 1989.
Pederson will talk about his journey from Ferndale, Washington, to his experiences as a student-athlete at NLU and later as a quarterback in the NFL. He also will share his remarkable story of launching his coaching career at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana, to becoming a head football coach in the NFL.


Tickets for “2018 Kickoff with Doug Pederson” are now on sale now.  Click here for tickets.

VIP tables of eight are available for $2,500 and individual VIP tickets for $250. Those who purchase $2,500 tables and $250 individual tickets will have access to a VIP reception, beginning at 6:30 p.m., along with an opportunity to have their photo taken with Pederson.
Additional tables of eight are available on the arena floor for $1,000 and individual floor seats at $100.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served to all ticket holders with arena floor-seating access.
General admission seats in the stands are available for $25.

April 21: HawkFest Timeline

8 a.m.: Grove opens for tailgating.
12:30-1 p.m.: Selected football players available for autographs prior to ULM-Appalachian State baseball game at Warhawk Field.
12:30 p.m.: Ceremonial first pitch with ULM quarterback Caleb Evans and All-America wide receiver Marcus Green.
1 p.m.: ULM Baseball vs. Appalachian State (Warhawk Field).  
3:30 p.m.: Malone Stadium gates open; DJ provides live entertainment and on-field activities for children.
4 p.m.: ULM Alumni Association/Ouachita Parish Crawfish Boil (Malone Stadium/south end zone).
5 p.m.: ULM Spring Football Game (Malone Stadium/free admission).
HawkFest Corporate Sponsors: CenturyLink, Jim Taylor Ford (Ruston), Jim Taylor Chevrolet (Rayville), Sparks Nissan/Kia, Colonial Life Insurance, Rocketfast Car Wash and Johnny’s Pizza House.
April 21: “2018 Kickoff with Doug Pederson” Timeline
6:30-7:15 p.m.: VIP reception and photo opportunity with Doug Pederson.
7 p.m.: Fant-Ewing Coliseum gates open.
7:30 p.m.: Formal program begins with Doug Pederson.