One of the goals of this blog has always been to honor the former greats that have been through Commerce and worn the Blue and Gold. It is something that I have made a focal point of this blog. Some are greater than others, but I want to focus on all letterman of Old ET and their experiences and show off the immense tradition that is here. So, we start with Allen Roulette, a friend of this blog and personal friend as well.
Allan Roulette lettered from 1985-1988. He was a 2 time All-LSC Second Team and notched Honorable Mention Honors in 1987.
Name: Allen Roulette
Hometown: Texas City, Texas
High School: Texas City High School
Favorite team while in Commerce: 1988 ETSU Lions
Position: Offensive Guard
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education, Criminal Justice
What I am Doing Now: Technology Sales
Professional Experience: Buffalo Bills (NFL)
Albany Firebirds (AFL)
Dallas Texans (AFL)
New Orleans Night (AFL)
Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)
Favorite Memory: Being ranked #2 in the country in 1988.
Awards: All LSC Hon. Mention in 1987, Second Team All-LSC in 1986 and 1988.
Overview: Roulette saw a lot in his 4 years in Commerce, playing on the last team coached by legend Ernest Hawkins, struggling through back to back 2-9 seasons in 1986 and 1987, and then capping off his career on a 1988 squad that was ranked as high as number 2 in the nation at one point before injuries to the team derailed what could have been another championship season. Roulette and his family now live in sunny South Florida.