Published on March 7, 2018 by Philip Poole  
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The Birmingham News and featured the story of 2013 Samford University alumnus Jeremy Towns and his journey from valedictorian of his high school class through his football playing days at Samford and in the National Football League to his current status as a second-year student in medical school.

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Towns was one of 29 Samford alumni featured in February as one of the inaugural Audrey Gaston Howard Award recipients.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.