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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley


Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley Marker image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2016
1. Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley Marker
The Tigers' first consensus All-American, some have called him the greatest player in LSU history. A unanimous All-American in 1935 and 1936, he played both ways as an end and led LSU to two SEC titles. He went on to a successful NFL career where he was twice named All-Pro for the Chicago Cardinals. Tinsley later returned to LSU as the Tigers' head coach from 1948-54.

Erected by Van P Whitfield & Family - Houston, TX.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 30° 24.726′ N, 91° 11.114′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on West Stadium Road south of North Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north. Located on the north side of main Tiger Stadium entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marvin "Moose" Stewart (here, next to this marker); Ken Kavanaugh, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Sid Fournet (here, next to this marker);
Al & Bruce Adams Families Recognition Wall image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2016
2. Al & Bruce Adams Families Recognition Wall
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Roy "Moonie" Winston (here, next to this marker); Max Fugler (here, next to this marker); Billy Cannon (here, next to this marker); Jimmy Taylor (here, next to this marker); George Tarasovic (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Located on the Al & Bruce Adams Family Recognition Wall. This wall features LSU All-Americans from the 20th Century.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016.

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