Former University of Alabama head football Coach Gene Stallings talks to fans after the dedication of the Faulkner University football field as the John Mark Stallings Field. John Mark Stallings was the beloved son of Gene and Ruth Ann Stallings who died in 2008 at age 46 of complications from Down syndrome. Faulkner University President Billy Hilyer said he and Stallings became friends over the years and he asked Stallings about two years ago if Faulkner could name the field for his son. This was shortly before John Mark Stallings' death. Photo by Dana Beyerle.