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Jerry Stovall

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-23

Duration: 00:08:31

Subjects: STOVALL, JERRY | Sports | Football coaches | Football players | LSU Tigers (Football team)


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Dietzel, Paul Interviewee
  • Stovall, Jodi Interviewee
  • Toups, Roland Interviewee
  • Stovall, Jay Interviewee
  • Stovall, Jerry Speaker


This segment from the 2011 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Jerry Stovall accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Stovall, a native of West Monroe, played college football at LSU from 1959-1962, was the runner-up for the 1962 Heisman Trophy, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He also played professional football for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1963-1971 and served as the head coach of the LSU football team from 1980-1983. The profile includes interviews with: Paul Dietzel, Stovall’s coach at LSU; Jodi Stovall, his daughter; Roland Toups, his friend; and Jay Stovall, his son. Host: Beth Courtney