LSU fans remember Wally Pontiff Jr. on 10th anniversary of death

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Posted on July 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 8:01 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Ten years later New Orleans remembers No. 31, still a common sight around New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Ten years ago Tuesday, LSU baseball player Wally Pontiff Jr. died of a genetic heart disease. He was 21 years old.

As a true freshman he helped lead LSU to the 2000 National Championship. He was the team's captain in 2002.

Pontiff was from Jesuit High School and Metairie, where there's now a playground in his name and a foundation in his honor.

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