Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will induct eight individuals and one team into the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Included among the honorees is Mr. Ronnie Lowe.
Lowe grew up in Thomaston, Georgia, and graduated from R.E. Lee Institute, where he was a four-year starter for the Rebels football team. He led the team to the Region 4 AAA Championship in 1965 and was named to the Georgia All-State Team. At NEO, Lowe was a captain of the Golden Norsemen Football Team, which won the NJCAA National Championship in 1967 in the Shrine Bowl in Savannah, Georgia. He was named an All-American by the NJCAA and the Most Outstanding Lineman in the Championship game. Coach Chuck Bowman called Lowe the “most dedicated football player I have ever been associated with.” Lowe received a football scholarship to Florida State University, where he lettered in 1969 for Coach Bill Peterson’s Seminoles. After graduation from FSU, he was a successful high school coach and administrator and was named to the Thomaston-Upson Hall of Fame in 2005. Now retired, Lowe lives with his wife Teresa in Thomaston, Georgia. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
The induction ceremony for Lowe and the other honorees will take place in the Calcagno Family Ballroom in the Bruce G. Carter Student Union before the evening’s football game. Following the ceremony, the NEO Golden Norsemen football team will play against rivals Trinity Valley. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now. “The Hall of Fame is a legacy that we are very proud of at NEO and to have it in conjunction with the NEO vs. Trinity Valley game will make for a great day of NEO Athletics,” said Joe Renfro, interim athletic director. “We hope everyone will come out and support the event and the Norsemen.” For more information about the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame, contact Nancy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918) 540-6327.