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Alvin Community College
News Release
Monday, February 20, 2012

Pastorini to speak at ACC Foundation Author’s Luncheon

Former Houston Oiler quarterback and drag racer Dan Pastorini will speak at the Alvin Community College Foundation’s  Author’s Luncheon on April 11 at the Nolan Ryan Center.

Pastorini, 62, will talk about his book, Taking Flak: My life in the fast lane, which chronicles his time as an NFL star who helped modernize the quarterback position. He was the first to wear a flak jacket when he played injured with three ribs. He also threw a controversial pass in a game that led to instant replay use in the NFL.

Once he left football, Pastorini began drag racing cars and speedboats. He would go on to beat many of the world’s best racers. Pastorini, a California native, also starred in several movies and television shows. The book, released in November, also discusses the women in his life including his relationship with Farrah Fawcett.

John Lopez, co-author of the book, will also speak at the luncheon. Lopez is a sports writer who regularly contributes to the Sports Illustrated website and is a host of the CBS morning sports talk show Vandermeer and Lopez. Lopez also has authored a book with 1996 Olympic gold-medalist Kerri Strug.

The Author’s Luncheon is held each year to raise funds for ACC student scholarships, staff development and community enrichment programs.

Tickets for the event are $50 and sponsored tables are $500. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on April 11. For more information call 281-756-3500.

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