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Encyclopedia > Jerry Stovall
Jerry Stovall
Date of birth 1941
Position(s) Defensive back, punter
College LSU
NFL Draft 1963 / Round 1 (2nd Overall)
Pro Bowls 3 (1966, 1967, 1969)
Team(s)
1963-1971 St. Louis Cardinals

Jerry Stovall (born 1941) is a former All-American running back and head football coach for LSU. He was also a star defensive back in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals. This article is about the year. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... The word punter may refer to: Someone who uses a Punt (boat). ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or simply Louisiana State University or LSU is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Logo for the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... This article is about the year. ... The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950...


After graduating West Monroe High School, Stovall went to LSU, succeeding Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon at running back. Stovall was named was an All-American running back in 1962, and was the runner-up for the 1962 Heisman Trophy. He finished 89 votes behind Oregon State's Terry Baker. William Abb Billy Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State University, and one of the American Football Leagues most celebrated combatants. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ...


Stovall was the 2nd overall pick in the NFL Draft, selected by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals converted him to full-time defensive back. During his 9 seasons with the Cardinals, Stovall had 18 interceptions in 97 games, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1966, 1967 and 1969 seasons. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950... Logo for the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. ...


After his NFL career, Stovall became a college football assistant coach. He eventually returned to LSU, as an assistant for head coach Charlie McClendon. 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 Ocea. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Charles Youmans McClendon (also known as Charlie McClendon or Cholly Mac) (October 17, 1923–December 6, 2001) was a former college football player under Bear Bryant at Kentucky, and the head football coach at LSU from 1962 to 1979. ... Rein during an NC State game Robert E. Bo Rein became the youngest college football head coach upon his 1976 hiring by North Carolina State University. ...


In Stovall's four years with the Tigers (1980-1983), LSU finished 7-4, 3-7-1, 8-3-1, and 4-7. Only one of Stovall's teams appeared in the final AP poll: the 1982 team. That team finished the season ranked #11 after it beat #4 Florida, #8 Alabama (Bear Bryant), and #7 Florida State (Bobby Bowden) and earned a spot in the Orange Bowl (where LSU lost 21-20 to a #3 Nebraska team led by Tom Osborne). As a result of his performance in 1982, Stovall was named the National Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Bear Bryant monument in front of Legion Field in Birmingham Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the head football coach at the Florida State University, where he has been since 1976. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Thomas William Tom Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd congressional district. ... The The Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF) is one of the organizations whose College Football All-America Team is recognized by the NCAA. The organization also selects the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year. ...


After his head coaching stint at LSU, Stovall went on to take a job in banking before becoming athletic director at Louisiana Tech University from 1990 to 1993. Afterwards, Stovall became the president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, an organization dedicated to securing sporting events for the Baton Rouge area. Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ...

Preceded by
Bo Rein
LSU Tigers Head Football Coach
1980-1983
Succeeded by
Bill Arnsparger

 
 

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