Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. 6





DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the bridge on U.S. Highway 40 in Richmond "The Lamar Lundy Bridge."



Paul




    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs.








Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 6



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the bridge on U.S. Highway 40 in Richmond "The Lamar Lundy Bridge."

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy passed away on February 24, 2007, at the age of 71;

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy battled life threatening illnesses with unyielding character and faith;

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy was considered one of the best all-around athletes ever in Indiana and was a model for today's fast, strong defensive ends in football;

    Whereas, Born on April 17, 1935, in Richmond, Lamar Lundy helped lead Richmond High School to unbeaten football seasons in 1952 and 1953 and to the basketball state finals in 1953;

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy earned all-state honors in football and basketball and was a member of the Indianapolis Star Indiana All-Star team;

    Whereas, The first black player to receive a football scholarship to Purdue University, Lamar Lundy remains the only Boilermaker ever selected as the most valuable player for both basketball and football;

    Whereas, Drafted by both the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, Lamar Lundy chose

to play football;

    Whereas, He played for the Los Angeles Rams for his entire career and was a member of the Fearsome Foursome (Lundy, Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones) who set a league record in 1968 for the fewest yards allowed during a 14-game season;

    Whereas, In recognition of his amazing athletic accomplishments, Lamar Lundy was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame;

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy returned to Richmond in 1987; and

    Whereas, Lamar Lundy faced all obstacles with dignity and grace; he worked hard throughout his life and never gave up: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:



    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the Indiana Department of Transportation to name the bridge on U.S. Highway 40 in Richmond "The Lamar Lundy Bridge," a fitting symbol of the solid foundation he received growing up in Richmond.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation and the members of Lamar Lundy's family.