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    Default University of Louisiana & the Blue Gray Bowl

    Recently 2 University of Louisiana players turned heads in the Hula Bowl. This post is not about the Hula bowl, rather the Blue Gray Bowl.

    The Blue Gray Bowl began in 1938, and in the years since, the players below represented Louisiana in the Blue-Gray Bowl these respective years.

    1947- Ted Andrus
    1979- John Roveto
    1988- Chris Gannon
    1990- Clifford Champ
    1990- Todd Scott
    1992- James Atkins
    1994- Orlando Thomas
    1998- Brandon Stokley

    Trivia how many of these UL representatives made it to the NFL?


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    At least 2!


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    I know of at least 3, but I think there are 2 more to add to that. So I'm going with 5.


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    I think your right, Rebel02, I say 5 also.


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    6 baby, didn't Roveto get a little taste?

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    All of them plus some.


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    Originally posted by Trigger74
    All of them plus some.
    Huh That would mean the list is not complete, who else played in the BlueGrayBowl?

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    Sorry, meant all of them plus other U(S)L players who went to the pros such as Mitchell and Septien.


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    I thought that Orlando Thomas skipped the game...


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    Originally posted by pirogue
    I thought that Orlando Thomas skipped the game...
    He may have, but the official Blue-Gray Bowl listing has him on the team.

    Perhaps that is why they spelled his name Orlanda.

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    Default Here is the List and where they went.

    Louisiana's BLUE-GRAY Bowl players who were called to the NFL

    YEARPlayerDestination
    1947Ted AndrusRedskins
    1979John RovetoBears
    1988Chris GannonChargers Patrots
    1990Clifford Champ-- no NFL record --
    1990Todd ScottVikes, Jets, Bucs, Chiefs
    1992James AtkinsSeahawks
    1994Orlando ThomasVikings
    1998Brandon StokleyRavens

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    Didn't Chris end up with the Raiders?


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    Originally posted by Turbine
    Perhaps that is why they spelled his name Orlanda.
    He told the SID, Media Relations, everyone that his name was Orlanda... That's how it was listed in everything the university published...

    I've looked at his drivers' license, he wanted to prove to me that his name was really Orlando. It was a really strange situation.

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