Northeast field house to be named after former student athlete Al Lucas
The Northeast High School field house will be named for former student athlete Albert "Al" James Lucas during a ceremony at the school on Thursday, March 21, at 3 p.m.
The ceremony will take place at the field house behind the Lasseter Building along Upper River Road.
The Board of Education voted in January to approve a request to name the field house at Northeast High School after Mr. Lucas.
Upon his graduation from Northeast High School, Lucas attended Troy State University in Alabama on a full football scholarship. Lucas also played professional football with the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.
When Lucas died on April 10, 2005, he was a player for the Arena Football League's Los Angeles Avengers.
He is the late son of State Rep. David Lucas and Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas.