Head coach Jeff Monken and the Army West Point Football Team have announced their honorary captains for the annual Black and Gold Game on April 12. The Black Knights are saluting five former Black Lion award winners and an honorary coach for their upcoming game on Friday night the 12th. Among those being recognized and serving as the honorary coach that night will be Don Holleder, who yielded his role as a first-team All-American end in 1954 to become Army's starting quarterback in 1955. Representing him on Friday will be his daughter Katie Fellows and granddaughter Taylor Wilkinson.
The program will be welcoming back five former Army football players as well who received the coveted Black Lion Award during their time as a cadet. Serving as team captains for the Black Team will be Will Sullivan '05 and Trent Steelman '13, with Ryan Brence '08, John Plumstead '09, and David Books '12 the team captains for the Gold Team. Also in attendance on Friday will be five teammates of Holleder. Frank Burd '56, Joe Cygler '57, COL Art Johnson '57, BG Pete Lash '56, and David Schorr '57 will all serve as honorary guests for the night.
The start time of the Black and Gold Game is set for 7 p.m.