Lion For Life Vol.1-Allen Roulette

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
Duration: 1985-88
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. 

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