NEW ROADS, La. (FOX 44) (LOCAL 33) A parade and ceremony honored former LSU linebacker Patrick Queen on Sunday.
“It means the world you know, I just can’t even imagine life any other way I worked for it but im just thankful that God put me in this position,” Queen said.
Hundreds were in attendance for the festivities.
“It means a lot just to be able to bring a Natty back home and to be able to do that for the state of Louisiana, that’s everything we worked for. Joe and everybody on the offense just told us it would be different. They would put up some numbers for us. Just to hold on and that’s what we did the whole season and finally got what we needed,” Queen said.
The National Championship winner recently declared for the 2020 NFL draft.
Queen’s former middle school coach said his athleticism has shined since the beginning of his football career.
“He was one of those kids where you didn’t have to teach him, he had the talent. He was good from day one,” Jarreau said.
New Roads Councilwoman Joy Nelson said she is happy the city has another positive role model.
“As a teacher we are just so proud of him. Because this is what all kids aspire to do in life and he’s making the entire Point Coupee Parish proud,” Nelson said.
Queen has not decided yet how he will honor his former city that he said gave him everything.
“I don’t know but whatever it is I’m going to leave something. The town gave me everything it has so I’m going to give it everything I’ve got, ” Queen said.
ORIGINAL: The Patrick Queen Level Up Eight Parade will take place in New Roads, LA Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.
The parade will include special guest Stephen Guidry, Jr. and will take place on Main Street.
The Ventress, LA native declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on twitter on Wednesday. According to LSUsports.net, Queen finished the season with 85 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, three sacks, an interception, and two pass breakups.
A ceremony by the river will take place immediately following the parade.