Promised I’d put this up, so here it is. This is the Aggies’ helmet this season, and those are my Dad’s initials on it.

Props go to NMSU head football coach, DeWayne Walker, to the Aggies football office, Assistant AD for Media Relations, Tyler Dunkel, and his staff, and Athletic Director, Dr. McKinley Boston, for this.

My Dad, John Keith, passed away last March at the age of 78. After a long career as Sports Information Director at Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas A&M, Dad had settled in Las Cruces, eventually becoming the Sports Editor of The Las Cruces Bulletin. But his many years in athletic administration kept him close to many in the Aggies’ athletic department.

Closer than I had thought, apparently.

Just wanted to say Thank You, Aggies! My family and I are truly touched. Best of luck this season.

–Duke Keith