A continuing and on-going drama, LSU football is a string of improbable victories and sometimes valiant defeats, and within Game Of My Life: LSU Tigers the players responsible for perpetual story lift the curtain on their greatest acts.
Here are the accounts of almost three dozen of the most remembered Tiger games of the last eight decades, as seen through the eyesand from the memoriesof some of LSUs most remembered athletes.
Award-winning author and Louisiana-native Marty Mulé takes you from the jumpy Ken Kavanaugh, a decorated bomber pilot who, in 1939, was nervous on his first plane ride en route to his four-touchdown day against Eastern-power Holy Cross; to the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina and JaMarcus Russells last-gasp, game-winning touchdown pass against Arizona State for the displaced Bayou Bengals.
In between, you hear from Billy Cannon as he decided to break a team rule and return a deep punt against Ole Miss. Run with Devery Henderson as he took a tipped pass out of the air to complete a 75-yard game-winning Hail Mary play with no time remaining against Kentucky. Shine with Tommy Hodson and Eddie Fuller on "The Night the Tigers Shook the Earth," as they deprived Auburn of a shot at the national title. Hold the fort with Max Fugler as he single-handedly stopped Ole Miss on four straight plays from inside the LSU 2-yard line.
Carlos Carsons stunning NCAA-record five straight receptions for touchdowns against Rice; Kevin Faulks 376 all-purpose yards to spearhead an amazing comeback against Houston; Ronnie Estays 17-tackle game against Notre Dame; and Jim Taylors 1957 heroics on offense and defense against Tulane to save Paul Dietzels joband perhaps the 58 national championshipall appear in this volume of LSU history.
Players such as Matt Mauck, Rohan Davey, and Marcus Spear also add their words to this storied collection that becomes a must-have for any true Tiger fan and Bayou football lover. From the words of Tiger coaching legend Paul Dietzel, "This is really like a Tiger time machine, going back to LSUs greatest football moments with the people who lived them, then and now."