My Uncle Jerry was announced this week as a part of the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Class. It was his first year to be on the ballot. There were 77 football players on the ballot and only 11 were chosen.
This is one of the write ups on ESPN.
When a recruit backed out of a scholarship offer from national champion LSU before the 1959 season, coach Paul Dietzel gave it to undersized Jerry Stovall. Smart coach, Dietzel. Stovall would become a two-time All-SEC player and an All-American in 1962, his senior season. Leading a team playing for first-year head coach Charlie McClendon, Stovall did, well, just about everything in '62. He played halfback, defensive back, kick returner and punter, won the Walter Camp Award, finished second in Heisman voting and led No. 7 LSU to a 9-1-1 record.
So proud of you! Love you!
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