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Elliot Labat

Elliot Labat

     Elliot Labat, Xavier team captain, dies at 72
May 14, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Elliot Roger Labat Sr., a Xavier University of Louisiana graduate and the captain of the 1958 XU football team, died Monday (May 10) of a heart attack in Biloxi, Miss. He was 72.
     As a senior against Dillard on Thanksgiving Day in 1958, Labat scored on a 60-yard run in the second quarter to break a tie at 6 and help the Gold Rush earn a 14-6 victory against its crosstown rival. He scored three touchdowns, including a 71-yard run, in a 57-0 victory against Alabama A&M in 1957.
     Labat also competed on XU's track and field team. He graduated from Xavier in 1959 with a degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after working as finance manager for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Chrysler Aerospace at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
     Labat was born May 25, 1937, in New Orleans and was a 1955 graduate of the city's St. Augustine High School.
     Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Peggy A. Labat; a sister, Justine Labat Parker; three sons, Elliot Jr., Christian and Robert Labat; a daughter, Elizabeth Labat; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (May 15) at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 301 South Necaise Ave. in Bay St. Louis, Miss., followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Bay St. Louis, followed by a reception at St. Rose Holy Spirit Center. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of the arrangements.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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