Former Northwestern State baseball player passed away at age 42

Former Northwestern State baseball player Bradley Fontenot passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the young age of 42.

The Demons baseball team released a photo mourning the death of the three-year letterman of the NSU program. Fontenot played for the Demons from 1997-1999.

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In an obituary posted on, the family said Fontenot will be remembered by friends and family as “A loving, strong, adventurous, sweet and charismatic young man who had a big heart and would do anything for anyone at any time and always had a smile on his face.”

Fontenot graduated from St. Edmund Catholic School in 1996 and played both football and baseball in high school.

He signed with NSU where he spent the next three years of his collegiate baseball career before transferring to LSU for his senior season.

Fontenot graduated from LSU in 2001 and proceeded to follow in his father’s footsteps as a State Farm Agent in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He was the youngest agent to earn the Multi-line Trophy Club Award and quickly became one of the top 10 agents of over 19,000 agents at State Farm.

Fontenot and his father, Kendall, became the first father and son to be recognized as Multi-line Trophy Club recipients in 2007.

He is survived by his parents, Kendall and Peggy Fontenot of Eunice; sister Amanda LeJeune (Corey) of The Woodlands, Texas and two nephews.

A private service for friends and extended family is scheduled to be held later this week.

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