Former LSU football star and Super Bowl Champion Tyrann Mathieu to speak at LSU in April

March 25, 2022

Tyrann MathieuBATON ROUGE – Tyrann Mathieu, former LSU football star and Super Bowl Champion, will speak Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or PMAC.

The Gamma Zeta chapter of Delta Gamma will host the event for its biennial Lectureship in Values and Ethics. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mathieu will discuss the changes he made in his life after both a difficult childhood and start to his football career. Chad Sabadie, a morning anchor with WDSU in New Orleans, will moderate the event by facilitating a question-and-answer session with Mathieu. A press conference for the media will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the PMAC. 

Mathieu attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans before achieving great success as a member of the LSU football team during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. During his time at LSU, he was well-known by his nickname, “The Honey Badger,” and was nominated to be a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2011. He has made two Super Bowl appearances and is a Super Bowl LIV Champion. Mathieu formerly played as a safety for the Kansas City Chiefs and is currently a free agent in the NFL.

In 2017, Mathieu established the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation “to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth” in Kansas City and his hometown of New Orleans. In recognition for his foundation’s contributions, he was nominated by the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. 

In 1992, Dr. Paul Martin established the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics to honor his wife Dorothy Garrett Martin (Dotty), a graduate of the University of Akron and a member of the Eta chapter of Delta Gamma, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The goal of Lectureship was “to establish a venue on college campuses where values and ethics could be discussed in an open format.”

The Delta Gamma Foundation has great pride in sponsoring this unique program, which is a prime example of its mission to “[provide] resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members.” Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics is a program only 20 out of 152 Delta Gamma chapters across the Fraternity have the privilege to host. Gamma Zeta’s Lectureship program was established at Louisiana State University in 2008.

Gamma Zeta’s past Lectureship speakers include Aly Raisman, Olympic gymnast and sexual assault survivor; Gabrielle Union, actress and sexual assault advocate; Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor and breast cancer survivor; Aron Ralston, best-selling author and inspiration for the five-time Academy Award nominated film “127 Hours”; and Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford.

The event will be free, and seating is first come, first serve. The PMAC is located on North Stadium Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, next to Tiger Stadium and the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.  

About Delta Gamma LSU
Delta Gamma was established at LSU in 1947 and since that time has focused on carrying out the Fraternity’s mission "to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility, and to develop in them the best qualities of character."