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Heard had lasting impact on LSU athletics

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More than eight decades after he arrived on the scene, his fingerprints remain all over the LSU athletic program.

A case could be made that in the 118-year history of Tiger sports no one — not Doc Fenton, Billy Cannon, Pistol Pete or even the Kingfish, Huey Long — left an deeper imprint on the program, which owns an Southeastern Conference-leading 43 national championships, than Thomas Pinckney Heard.

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