The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Presents: Buenas Tardes Luncheon


Special Guest Speaker: Dat Nguyen

Former Dallas Cowboy and Former Texas A&M Aggie linebacker.

Dat Nguyen holds the distinction of being the first and only Vietnamese- American to play in the National Football League.

Born in 1975 in an Arkansas refugee camp, Nguyen grew up in a Catholic Vietnamese shrimping family in Rockport. He joined the Rockport-Fulton Junior High football team in eighth grade and, despite his parents’ skepticism, found his calling.

As a linebacker at Texas A&M from 1995 – 98, Nguyen won a host of awards, including the 1998 Lomardi Award and induction into the College Football and State of Texas Sports Hall of Fames.

He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL Draft and started six seasons (he played seven) as the Cowboys’ middle linebacker before retiring in 2006.

Nguyen served coaching stints with the Cowboys and the Aggies before leaving the game. He recently became proprietor of the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth.

$25.00 per Ticket

Friday, Sept 14th, 2018

11:30am – 1:00pm

Mission Event Center

200 N. Shary Rd.

Mission, TX 78572