Former LSU quarterback Bert Jones, who was named to the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class back in January, will be honored on the field Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. Per

“We are very excited for Bert,” LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. “His accomplishments both on and off the field are something that LSU is very proud of. He’s a tremendous ambassador for our university and he’s very deserving of having his name put alongside the great players in college football history with this elite honor.”

Jones becomes the ninth former LSU player named to the College Football Hall of Fame joining end Gaynell Tinsley (class of 1956), end Ken Kavanaugh Sr. (class of 1963), halfback Abe Mickal (class of 1967), quarterback Doc Fenton (class of 1971), safety Tommy Casanova (class of 1995), halfback Billy Cannon (class of 2008), halfback Jerry Stovall (class of 2010), and running back Charles Alexander (class of 2012).

Jones starred at quarterback at LSU in the early 1970s under head coach Charles McClendon where he, as part of a two-quarterback system in 1970 and 1971, helped the Tigers to 27-8-1 overall mark in his three years at the school. The Tigers also posted a 12-3-1 Southeastern Conference record under Jones’ direction, which included claiming the 1970 league title with a 5-0 record.
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Will be great to honor him at the game... Geaux Bert and Geaux Tigers.
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