Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Famers

Allstate Sugar Bowl president Monique Morial presents Billy Truax, top, with his Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame plaque at the annual awards banquet on Aug. 10.  The former LSU and pro football tight end was joined by Archbishop Rummel’s legendary basketball coach Jim Robarts, left, ex-Saints linebacker Pat Swilling and Destrehan native and 12-year NFL veteran defensive back Ed Reed as the Class of 2019 inductees. Truax prepped at Holy Cross (1957-59), while Robarts led Rummel to state titles in 1977 and 1978.

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