Northeast Honors the Memory of Al Lucas
His moves on the football field are what made Al Lucas a legend, but sadly this play here would prove to be the last one he ever made.
In 2005, the 26 year old Al Lucas former Macon prep football star was attempting to make a tackle during an Arena Football game. Lucas was kneed in the head, doctors later determined he died from a spinal cord injury.
Lucas graduated from Northeast High School in 1996, but he never really left.
He often volunteered helping younger players and at the time of his death, Al was on the football coaching staff.
Now the school is honoring his legacy, with the unveiling of the Al Lucas Fieldhouse.
"This being named in his honor is just such a tribute and it just means so much and it means that his memory will live on and there will be other young people who will ask who is Al Lucas and they'll get their answer. Its in brick and mortar but its also in the memories, the good memories that people have of him." -Elaine Lucas
Al Lucas' memory is also kept alive through the Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to one student athlete from each of the Bibb County High Schools and two from Northeast.