UPDATE: Joe Webb won his first NFL start this evening, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14.
He threw for 195 yards and ran for 31 yards and a touchdown (and yes, he did the Birmingham Walk afterwards).
If you missed UAB adjunct professor Alice Jackson’s appearance on Jeopardy this evening (we’re still trying to figure out how she did), don’t worry…
There’s another chance to see a member of the UAB alumni community in action on television tonight.
Joe Webb will follow up his performance last week – including his first NFL regular season touchdown – with his first career start. Incidentally, that touchdown last week made Webb the first UAB Blazer to score an NFL touchdown at quarterback. The start will be against the Eagles in Philadelphia after it was postponed on Sunday night due to concern for public safety.
It’s going to be historic in another way too; this will be the first NFL regular season game played on a Tuesday since 1946.
Photo: Joe Webb. Courtesy of Minnesota Vikings website.