LSU to retire jersey of football legend Jerry Stovall
Billy Cannon. Tommy Casanova. And now … Jerry Stovall.
LSU announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will retire the jersey of football legend Jerry Stovall. Stovall now joins Billy Cannon (20) and Tommy Casanova (37) to have a jersey retired in the program.
“(Jerry) is a man of tremendous integrity who has represented our university with dignity throughout his life,” said Joe Alleva.
Stovall garnered the nickname “Mr. Everything” for his ability to play multiple positions. While in Baton Rouge, Stovall played running back, defensive back, returned kicks and also punted for three seasons. He was selected in the first round of the 1963 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and played nine years in the league.
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