Mountain Brook Attorney’s Football Documentary Nominated For Regional Emmy

BY OCTOBER 4, 2023

Norman Jetmundsen said you can’t be at Sewanee: The University of the South for long before you hear about the school’s 1899 football team.

“It was something I’d heard about for many, many years,” said Jetmundsen, a Mountain Brook resident and a 1976 Sewanee graduate.

He said it’s a story worth passing on, and not just from one Sewanee class to the next. The football team did something extraordinary that year, something that will never be matched — they played and won five road games in six days, on a 2,500-mile train journey between the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Tulane, LSU and Ole Miss.