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Waterloo East Football Ring of Honor

WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Thursday night a special ceremony at Waterloo East High School as seven former greats are inducted to the Trojan football ring of honor.

The 2012 inductees are the late William "Big Son Flowers-- Don Buzzard, Emmitt Hoosman, Deondre Jones, Mike Watkins, Walter Reed and former East High head coach Howard Vernon.

The current Waterloo East football team was a part of the celebration and listened to stories of men who were successful on the field and also later in life.

Legendary East coach Howard Vernon started the Trojan football winning tradition which culminated in 6 straight unbeaten seasons and 6 state titles. Vernon later coached for the Iowa Hawkeyes before helping build Iowa City High into an athletic power--

Vernon says he is proud of what his former players have accomplished in life.

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