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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Really big "E''

Two former LSU football players were inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Natchitoches - Ronnie Estay and Eric Martin.

I admit, Estay was just a little ahead of my time. Eric Martin, on the other hand, was right on time for me.

I always liked Eric Martin. Here was a kid from Van Vleck, Texas, who came to LSU as a running back and left as a wide receiver. It was one of the few really good moves Jerry Stovall made during his time as head coach at LSU.

As a receiver for the Saints, Martin was dependable and fearless, something the club has lacked since his retirement.

Martin doesn't look like the player he was at LSU or with the Saints. He's put on a little weight since his playing days. Still, both LSU and the Saints would do well to have players who performed the way Martin did on Saturdays and Sundays.


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