McNeese’s Buford Jordan Headed to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
Cowboys & Saints fans should be excited about this. The Former McNeese Standout tailback Buford Jordan and New Orleans Saint, will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of fame soon.
Buford Jordan, the legendary McNeese State tailback, will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on June 25 and tickets to the event are now on sale.
Persons wishing to attend the ceremony, which will be held at the Natchitoches Events Center, can purchase tickets online at www.lasportshall.com or by calling the Hall of Fame office at 318-238-4255. Tickets are $40 each.
Jordan, who became McNeese's and the state's career rushing leader during his four seasons with the Cowboys and went on to play professionally with the New Orleans Saints, is one of eight inductees.
The others are Saint teammates Morten Anderson and Vaughan Johnson, LSU baseball all-American Todd Walker, Xavier-New Orleans and NBA standout Donald “Slick” Watts, high school football coaching great Don Shows, three-time softball all-American Kyla Hall Holas of ULL and former LSU athletic director Thomas P. “Skipper” Heard, who will be honored posthumously.
Former high school basketball coach and state legislator Billy Montgomery and world renowned boxing official Elmo Adolph are the recipients of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership award and New Orleans sportswriter Ron Brocato and longtime Southeastern Louisiana University sports information director Larry Hymel will receive the Louisiana Sports Writers Association distinguished service award in sports journalism. These awards will be presented at the ceremony.
Jordan, a native of Iota, rushed for 4,156 yards during his career with the Cowboys. At that time that total was a McNeese and a Louisiana collegiate career rushing record and he still remains the No. 5 all-time rusher in state history.
Jordan will be the fifth McNeese State athlete or player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Former basketball standout Bill Reigel was inducted in 1988, former basketball coach Ralph O. Ward in 1991, former football coach, athletic director and university president Dr. Jack Doland in 2002 and former basketball all-American Joe Dumars in 2003.
A golf tournament featuring this year's inductees as well as other members of the Hall of Fame will take place at the Oak Wing golf course in Alexandria on Friday, June 24. Information on this can also be obtained from the Hall of Fame office.
Do you remember Jordan when he played for the Cowboys and/or the Saints???