15 Facts About Jerry Stovall


Jerry Lane Stovall was born on April 30,1941 and is an American former football player, coach, and college athletics administrator.


Jerry Stovall played college football at Louisiana State University, where he was a unanimous selection to the 1962 College Football All-America Team as a halfback.


Jerry Stovall was the athletic director at Louisiana Tech University from 1990 to 1993.


Jerry Stovall is the only player in LSU history to be named a Unanimous All-American, be selected to the college football hall of fame, be selected as a first round pick, and to be selected to the pro bowl.


Jerry Stovall played college football at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, succeeding Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon as the Tigers' halfback.


Jerry Stovall served a multitude of roles for the Tigers, including running back, defensive back, return specialist, and punter.


Jerry Stovall was a unanimous choice for the All-America team of 1962 at halfback.


Jerry Stovall won the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy as the nation's best back, was named SEC Player of the Year, and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.


Jerry Stovall finished 89 votes behind Oregon State's Terry Baker.


Jerry Stovall was the second overall pick in the 1963 NFL draft, selected by the St Louis Cardinals.


Jerry Stovall was the third overall pick of the 1963 American Football League draft.


Jerry Stovall was regarded as one of the top rookies in the league in 1963.


Jerry Stovall eventually returned to LSU, as an assistant for head coach Charlie McClendon.


Jerry Stovall became LSU's head coach as an emergency hire after new head coach Bo Rein died when his plane depressurized and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean.


Only one of Jerry Stovall's teams appeared in the final AP Poll: the 1982 team.