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airbag29
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Covington
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Former Tiger OL dies
My father, Tony Russell, who played for the Tigers from 1965-1969 died Thursday at the age of 72. Tony played left guard and was All-SEC while at LSU. He played on one of the Tigers best teams in 1969, losing once and not going to a bowl because ND ended a bowl boycott that season. Survived by his wife of 49 years and three sons, including me. RIP Dad, a Tiger for life and now a Tiger in heaven!
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MileHighMathieu
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
RIP Mr. Russell


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Ryan3232
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Sorry to hear that man. Thanks for sharing. Your family is in our prayers.
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TigerBR1111
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Those were the first years I started following the Tigers. Great players and teams back then.
Sorry for your loss.


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Gris Gris
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I saw another thread earlier. Great guy and big loss. I’m so sorry for you and your family. Losing your Dad that young or at any time is so difficult. I wish I had more words. You will always love and miss your Dad. I hope memories eventually help you all continue to celebrate his life.


OGJangalang
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RIP Mr. Russell


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rickyh
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My condolences, It sounds like you are one of the fortunate ones who was blessed with a wonderful father and role model.May God bless you and your family at this time.


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MasonTiger
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I was 11 years old in 1969 and would listen to every game with my Dad on the car radio. Those were magical moments provided by your Dad and the rest of those young men, and for that I will always be grateful. God bless your Dad. So sorry to hear this. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.
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Walt OReilly
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Sorry for your loss


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JaxTig Fan
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I was 12 at the time and also listened to every game on the radio. Your dad is part of my best memories as a Tiger fan! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


ALLin4LSU
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I’m very sorry for your loss.


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The LGBM
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A Tiger in heaven, indeed!


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JaxTig Fan
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The 1969 LSU Football Roster:

LINK

..and the greatest game of 1969:

LINK



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saint tiger225
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Sorry for your loss. RIP Mr. Russell.


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Gulffisherman
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RIP in Tiger ????


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Solo Cam
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Tony Russell, who played for the Tigers from 1967-1969
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Tony played right guard and was All-SEC while at LSU

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Survived by his wife of 49 years and three sons

A Man’s Man. I’ll aay a prayer tonight for your father and family. God bless.


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Oneiric
Member since Mar 2019
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My condolences. Don't give up. You may feel hopeless right now. You may feel like you're never going to get better. But feeling that way is a symptom of your condition. If you give yourself some time and allow your treatment to take effect, you will feel better again.


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bencoleman
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Prayers sent for a great Tiger.


bigwheel
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Prayers sent


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jvilardo
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May this year of firsts bring you some comfort and peace. While celebrating the life of this Great Man. Sorry for your loss.


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