Ex-LSU center Stewart dies at 97

Updated: August 31, 2009, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Marvin "Moose" Stewart, a star center for the LSU football team in the 1930s, has died. He was 97.

The school said he died Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Stewart and Gaynell Tinsley led the Tigers to Southeastern Conference titles in 1935 and 1936. He was an all-conference selection his senior season.

In 1993, marking the 100th anniversary of LSU football, Stewart was the center on the Early Years Team of the Century. He is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Stewart lived in Baton Rouge most of his life and moved to California with his family in the late 1990s.


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