The ‘kind of amazing’ Stanford Jennings Bengals’ Super Bowl backstory
“Who Dey,” the “Ickey Shuffle,” the birth of a daughter, a 93-yard kickoff return. There are many reasons to remember the Cincinnati Bengals and their 1988 season. But for Furman University board member emeritus and former Paladins running back Stanford Jennings ’84, those last two memories are ones for the ages. In the days leading up to Super Bowl LVI, Gene Sapakoff of The Post and Courier takes a look back at the day before, and the day of Super Bowl XXIII.
A political science major and standout football player while at Furman, Stanford was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He was also named to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Stanford established the Stanford Jennings Football Scholarship soon after his graduation from Furman. He also served five terms on Furman’s Board of Trustees between 2002-2017. Stanford and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Kelsey ’11 and Stanford, Jr. (Jamie).
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