Video: Tua Tagovailoa receives Bobby Bowden Award

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KENNER – Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the 2019 Bobby Bowden Award Friday at a luncheon at the Airport Hilton.

Tagovailoa, who declared for the 2020 NFL Draft earlier this week, received the award from its namesake, the longtime Florida State head coach who turned 90 years old in October.

The award, now in its 17th year, recognizes the Division I player who epitomizes a student-athlete from a faith perspective. He must conduct himself as an exemplary model in the classroom, on the field, on the campus and in the community.

Crescent City Sports’ Ken Trahan served as master of ceremonies for the luncheon.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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