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lsuexpert57
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
I worked with your dad and his brother Benton for several years at Dow...your Dad was very well liked and highly respected...sorry to hear of his passing.


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BeachDude022
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Wow, sorry for your loss. RIP Mr Russell.


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eugene1928LSU
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Shreveport, La
Member since Oct 2013
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Sad to hear about your dad. You're right about the 1969 team, the are in the top 5 all time great Tiger teams, God Bless your family. RIP Tiger.


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Tiger1988
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I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember your dad very well as I was in school and when he played.
Many people forget how good the defense was that season. The Tigers got screwed IMO.


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Yewkindewit
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So Sorry! RIP to Mr Tony!


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Violent Tally
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Pray to you and your family and dad.


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Tigers eyes
Member since Nov 2018
771 posts

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My father, Tony Russell, who played for the Tigers from 1967-1969 died Thursday at the age of 72.

My condolences to you and yours. Recently we found out my 17 year old son has stage 4 cancer. He is at St. Judes right now getting treatments. I'm praying he will make it.


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bishop
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Member since Jun 2004
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
My dad, Arthur Davis, played with him. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.


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bishop
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Member since Jun 2004
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
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Despite LSU finishing as runner-up in the SEC, they were not selected for any of the 11 bowl games. Meanwhile, six (6) other SEC teams were selected: 1st place Tennessee was selected to play in the Gator Bowl. 3rd place Auburn 8-2 (5-2) was selected to play in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. 4th place Florida 8-1-1 (3-1-1) was also selected to play in the Gator Bowl. 5th place Ole Miss 7-3 (4-2) was selected to play in the Sugar Bowl. 6th place Georgia 5-4-1 (2-3-1) was selected to play in the Sun Bowl. And, of course... 8th place Alabama 6-4 (2-4) was selected to play in the Liberty Bowl. That is remarkable.



The rest of the story: My dad was a junior that year on the team and it was the seniors that voted to not go to a bowl. Later, each member of the team got a small trophy with a “screw” on it because LSU got screwed out of a better bowl game.
They were invited to a smaller bowl game but the seniors voted not to go.


Relham10
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Sorry for your loss bud. Prayers to you and your family.


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MSTiger33
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So sorry for your loss. My dad died on 3/13 so I know what you are going through. Nothing to say except it fricking sucks.


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airbag29
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Covington
Member since Apr 2004
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
Yep we have that screw on our kitchen table right now?


KC Tiger
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
I'm so sorry for your loss, but so happy you shared part of your Dad's story with us. It sounds like your dad lived a good life (albeit too short) and left behind a wonderful legacy.

"Alas for those who have left us and cannot be replaced".


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Dubaitiger
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Member since Nov 2005
3060 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Sorry for your loss...RIP Mr. Tony Russell !!! Now we have a true Tiger in heaven watching over LSU this season and also you and your family.


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Tomball Tiger 2
Member since Oct 2016
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re: Former Tiger OL dies
Sorry for the passing of your dad. Sounds like a great guy. Prayers for all of your family and you. I listened to the Tigers on the radio when he played. He'll have great seats in heaven to watch now.


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Ace Midnight
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He played on one of the Tigers best teams in 1969, losing once and not going to a bowl


I'm going to say it - this was the best LSU team that did not play for/win a national championship.

Freakin' Ole Miss - that Ole Miss team was frustrating. They lost to Kentucky and Bama by a combined 2 points, but then lost to Houston by 2 TDs.

They also CRUSHED #3 Tennessee 38-0 after our game and ended up beating #3 Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. They beat 4 Top 10 teams (including us) that year with one of Johnny Vaught's last squads.

RIP Tony Russell
This post was edited on 4/4 at 12:54 pm


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P bean
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Im sorry brother. Prayers for you and your family and your Dad.


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251Tiger
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Prayers for you and your family.


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ZULU
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527 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
Sorry for your loss...
Hang in there


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ElderTiger
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Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2010
4142 posts

re: Former Tiger OL dies
I am very sorry for your lose. I met your dad through business many years ago and he was truly a genuine guy. That ‘69 team is my favorite LSU team. We spent some time talking about that year and I really enjoyed the time he took with me that day.
Prayers to you and your family.


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