Nathan Stubbs

LSU to retire jersey of Crowley legend Tommy Casanova

by Nathan Stubbs

Tommy Casanova, the Crowley eye doctor, former state senator and former LSU football standout, will see his old No. 37 jersey officially retired during the first quarter break of tommorrow's LSU-Florida game in Tiger Stadium. The Advocate reports the jersey will be unveiled in the Tiger Stadium façade in the southeast corner next to Billy Cannon’s No. 20.

Casanova, who played for LSU from 1969-1971, is one of the school's legendary iron men. As a running back and defensive back, Casanova played both sides of the ball, in addition to taking on punt- and kick return duties. He remains the only three-time All American in LSU history.