For all the touching tributes to the late Lee Roy Selmon in Saturday's USF Bulls home opener against Ball State, the Hall of Famer's family members weren't able to see the support from the Tampa Bay community because they were attending Selmon's funeral services in Oklahoma the same day.
USF athletic director Doug Woolard has invited Selmon's family -- wife Claybra and their three children, Brandy, Lee Roy Jr. and Chris (all three USF graduates) to take part in the coin-toss ceremony before Saturday's home game against Florida A&M. It's one more fitting tribute to a man who helped bring football to USF and worked 18 years for the Bulls, including being the school's athletic director from 2001-04.
It's incentive to get to your seats a little early Saturday, saying thanks to Selmon's family. And Lee Roy Jr. has done his share of USF coin tosses -- the former defensive tackle was a team co-captain during his (second) senior year in 2004.