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David Smith, two-year starter at quarterback at the University of Alabama in 1987 and 1988 – and the only walk-on quarterback to ever start for the Crimson Tide – will be the featured speaker at the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Twin Oaks at Heritage Golf. Now a State Farm insurance agent in Bessemer, Smith is a Southeastern Conference official, promoted recently to referee, the head of the officiating crew at every football game. He will discuss his experiences playing the game as well as officiating, with special emphasis on new football rules. Listeners will be able to play “stump the ref” at the conclusion of his talk by asking the most convoluted questions they can think of about the new rules. The always-excellent Twin Oaks breakfast is sponsored for Chamber members and their guests by Regions Bank. – Ron Gholson