Jerry Stovall

During his three-year career at LSU, 1960-1962, Jerry Stovall starred as both a halfback and defensive back. He was an All-American pick in 1962, and twice was All-Southeastern Conference. During his tenure, the Tigers beat Tulane all three games by a combined score of 117-9. (Advocate file photo)

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Former LSU great Jerry Stovall is set to join an exclusive group. 

Stovall, who starred for the Tigers from 1960-'62 and eventually returned for a stint as the team's coach, will have his jersey officially retired during a gameday ceremony at one of the 2018 games. He joins only Billy Cannon (20) and Tommy Casanova (37) as the only other former LSU football players with retired jerseys. 

"This is the most humbling honor that you can ever imagine,” Stovall said in a release. 

Cannon's No. 20 is the only officially retired number. Stovall's No. 21 will still be eligible to be worn by future players. Senior defensive back Ed Paris was the only player on offense or defense listed with the number on LSU's 2018 roster. 

Stovall, a 77-year-old West Monroe native, is just the 13th LSU athlete in any sport to have a number retired. 

Known as "Mr. Everything," Stovall was a unanimous all-american in 1962, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. He played halfback, defensive back, kick returner and also punted over his three varsity seasons with LSU. 

Stovall was drafted No. 2 overall in the 1963 NFL draft and played for nine seasons. After his NFL career, Stovall returned to LSU as a coach, leading the Tigers from 1980-'83. 

This article originally ran on theadvocate.com.

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