Cajuns Football Team To Honor The Late George Rodrigue With “Blue Dog” Helmet Decal In New Orleans Bowl [PHOTO]
The UL Ragin’ Cajuns football team will pay tribute to the late George Rodrigue by wearing “Blue Dog” decals on their helmets when they take on the Tulane Green Wave in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Rodrigue’s “Blue Dog” series of paintings helped him gain worldwide fame, and after passing last Saturday night after a long bout with cancer, the Cajuns will pay tribute to the late artist on their biggest stage.
The push to wear the decals came from Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth and was approved later in the week by Rodrigue’s family. Being that Rodrigue was a graduate, and had been a part of the university for so many years after, Hudspeth said it was “only fitting” that they dedicate their third New Orleans Bowl appearance to him.
This isn’t the first time Hud and the Cajuns have honored a local individual. Last season, the team wore Mickey Shunick decals every time they took the field in memory of the UL student who was kidnapped, and later found murdered, earlier that year.
The UL Ragin’ Cajuns face the Tulane Green Wave Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.
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