Ex-LSU All-American Mangham dies

Posted Sept. 16, 2010, at 6:29 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 16, 2010, at 11:04 p.m.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Michael “Mickey” Mangham, a former All-American right end who scored LSU’s only touchdown for a win over Clemson in the 1959 Sugar Bowl, has died at the age of 71.

Mangham’s daughter, Elizabeth, said her father died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Lafayette.

Mangham lettered at LSU from 1958-1960 and helped lead the Tigers to a national championship. He scored the only touchdown in LSU’s 7-0 win over Clemson in the 1959 Sugar Bowl, which culminated the 1958 championship season. Mangham caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Billy Cannon in the third quarter to provide the game-winning points.

Mangham’s daughter says he also worked as an oil-and-gas attorney in the Acadiana area until his death.

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