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There’s MVP trophies, and then there’s MVP trophies you want to show off. The New Orleans Bowl MVP trophy is the latter.
The helmet was painted by former University of Louisiana-Lafayette student Thomas ‘Tuna’ Seither. A Ragin’ Cajun not only painted the trophy, but the trophy went to a Ragin’ Cajun player in ULL quarterback Terrance Broadway.
Broadway completed 21-of-32 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown through the air, and another 108 yards and one score on the ground.
Following is an excerpt from The Advertiser, to learn more of Seither and the helmets click here.
“They came to me with the concept and said ‘Let’s do something totally different’,” said Seither. “I thought it was a great idea. I thought we should build it around the New Orleans Bowl logos” …
Seither started with a new modern football helmet and painted it much like he would a canvas in colors of green, gold and purple, reminiscent of Mardi Gras. There is also the image of the Superdome and a Bourbon Street lamp post on the top of the helmet and the ‘MVP’ letters on the visor in a burst of colors.
“I tried to treat it just like a painting or a canvas and I didn’t let anything inhibit me,” said Seither. “As you look at the detail, that’s the detail I would have gotten on a painting. People are going nuts over it. I think people relate to a football helmet. It gets people going.”