‘Touchdown McCabe’ honored by Itawamba College

Pictured at the celebration honoring Neil McCabe at Itawamba Community College, were his family, from left: Rick McCabe, Neil McCabe, Pat McCabe and Donna Barton.

Fayette resident Neil McCabe was recently honored by his former college for doing something that only he can say that he accomplished - scoring the first touchdown for Itawamba College in the history of the program. McCabe signed with the junior college (now community college) after playing high school football for Lauderdale County. He was a starting tailback for the first football team that Itawamba fielded in 1949, 70 years ago.

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