Former teammates, friends and Southern University football fans will gather to remember former Jaguar legend and NFL All-Pro Isiah Butch Robertson during an on-campus memorial service Friday, December 21
The memorial service is scheduled for noon and will take place in the Southern University Event Center located on the Baton Rouge Campus.
A New Orleans native, Roberston was a standout at SU, and was chosen by TIME and the Associated Press for their All-American teams in 1970. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills. He is enshrined in the Southern University Sports Hall of Fame, Black College Football Hall of Fame, #SWAC Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
In later years after his retirement, Robertson founded the Isiah House, a substance addiction treatment center.
Robertson, along with seven former Jaguars widely regarded as the greatest players in Southern’s football history, was honored with his name and number being inducted to the Ring of Honor at Mumford Stadium during the Jaguars 2017 home opener against South Carolina State in the MEAC-SWAC Challenge.
Robertson died in a car crash outside of Dallas on Dec. 6.
He was 69.