Dean has his ‘Day’ in Ruston
Then, looking out into an audience that was estimated at 400 well-wishers, Dean added:
“Let me tell you that I have a whole lotta love for all of you. It’s an unconditional love. I thank the city of Ruston and all of you for giving me this day ,and I will always remember it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Dean, the first Ruston High athlete ever to reach the Canton, Ohio-based shrine and receive the game’s ultimate honor, was recognized with proclamations and awards and words of appreciation from a variety of individuals and organizations.