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Jerry Stovall


Jerry Lane Stovall

Inducted 2010

Date of Birth



West Monroe, LA


Louisiana State University (1960-1962)


A unanimous All-America selection in 1962, Jerry Stovall was a literal “Mr. Everything” for LSU, playing halfback, leading his team in rushing and receiving and handling punting duties during his three years in Baton Rouge. A two-time All-SEC first-team selection, Stovall was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player in 1962 en route to finishing as the Heisman Trophy runner-up behind Oregon State’s Terry Baker. He finished at LSU with 1,081 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground, adding 452 yards and one touchdown receiving. He also held the LSU record for highest punting average (42.1) in a season, amassing 165 attempts for 6,477 yards by career’s end. Stovall gained nearly 700 return yards on special teams and recorded seven interceptions as a defensive standout. Selected in the first round of the1963 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, Stovall played nine years in the NFL and was named to the All-Pro team. He was also selected to three Pro Bowls. Stovall later entered coaching and returned to LSU as head coach from 1980-83. In 1982, he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to an 8-3-1 record and an Orange Bowl appearance. In his post football career, Stovall served as the President & CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation and has served on the board of directors for the Louisiana Senior Games.


Height 6'2

Weight 195

Career Highlights

  • 1962 All-Conference
  • 1962 Conference MVP
  • 1962 Heisman - Second
  • 1962 Unanimous All-America
  • 1961 All-Conference
  • 1961 Second Team All-America 1961 All-Conference
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