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Kevin Mawae said he was taken aback when he got a call from LSU telling him he would represent the school as its football legend at this year’s Southeastern Conference Championship Game.
Not only that, but the longtime NFL center was selected to speak on behalf of the 14 legends honorees Friday at the annual SEC Legends Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
“It’s a great honor,” said Mawae, who moved back to Baton Rouge this summer, “considering all the great athletes to come out of LSU. To be named along with these 13 other guys, some of whom I played against, is humbling a little bit.
“I’m thrilled to be representing LSU.”
A member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, Mawae was a freshman All-SEC pick in 1990 and was an All-SEC selection from 1991-93. A seven-time All-Pro, Mawae played for 16 years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans and served as president of the NFL Players Association from 2008-11.
Among those also honored Friday was CBS Sports legend Pat Summerall (Arkansas), 1957 Heisman Trophy winner and Marion, La., native John David Crow (Texas A&M), former New Orleans Saints fullback James Owens (Auburn), former Ole Miss quarterback Glynn Griffing and ex-Georgia quarterback David Greene, who played against LSU in the 2003 SEC Championship Game.
Well deserved honor for a guy who played a freaking 16 years in the NFL and played well.
hmmm ... I wonder if he is interested in coaching OL next year?
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That's an interesting thought - would love to see that get consideration.
Couldn't tell you but I bet he's sitting back and enjoying family time with all of the money he made in the NFL:)
I understand the man is enjoying family time post NFL career but guys like him are football guys who never get the game out of them. Maybe not now and maybe not next year but down the road if hes still living in the area I think he could be a great addition to the staff. He would probably love to be a part of LSU football once again.
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