The 86th annual Sugar Bowl arrives at the Superdome on New Year’s Day, and by the end of that game, one athlete will be named Most Valuable Player. Back in 1954, Pepper Rodgers was that player. He earned the title while playing quarterback for Georgia Tech. Rodgers went on to enjoy many moments in the limelight. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Rodgers shares memories from a life well-lived on and off the field.
This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.