Alumnus to Attend 400th Straight Wolfpack Football Game

November 13, 2009
By Chris Richter

dewey-cornTomorrow’s football game against Clemson will be the 400th consecutive game that Dewey Corn ’49, ’53 MS has attended. “I never really had a goal of reaching a certain number of games until I got to about 380,” he says. Tim Peeler ’87 of GoPack has the story:

The last time High Point’s Dewey Corn missed an NC State football game, his young neighbor, Johnny Evans, kicked an 81-yard punt that helped the Wolfpack beat Penn State, 15-14, in Beaver Stadium.

That was on Nov. 8, 1975, and he hasn’t missed a play since.

The 86-year-old Corn has witnessed 209 victories, 185 defeats and five ties during the 35-year streak. He’s been to 18 bowl games, including six trips to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl and a lone trip to Tucson, Ariz., for the long-defunct Copper Bowl, where he met Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Now that’s dedication to the Pack.

(Photograph courtesy of NC State Student Media)

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