Saints Quarterback to be Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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An insurance professional and recipient of a Financial Independent Council Award, Andre Dobison has served as Primerica’s regional vice president for more than three decades. In his spare time, Andre Dobison enjoys following Louisiana sports teams, including the New Orleans Saints.

In August of 2016, New Orleans Saints quarterback Ken Stabler will join other notable professional football professionals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The posthumous achievement was announced in February. Stabler’s class includes football veterans such as wide receiver Marvin Harrison, coach Tony Dungy, and owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr. The 2016 class, chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee, will be honored and remembered at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

Stabler started for the Saints during the 1982 and 1983 seasons. Under his guidance, the team was a contender for the playoffs and achieved an 8-8 win-loss record for only the second time in the franchise’s history. A recipient of the American Football Conference (AFC) Player of the Year award, Stabler earned a Super Bowl ring and led the league in completion percentage and passer rating during his career.

The Avoyel-Taensa Tribe-Nation of Louisiana

Andre Dobison is a well-established insurance advisor, serving Primerica as the regional vice president for Alexandria, Louisiana. Andre Dobison works from a sizable portfolio of companies to arrive at the best possible policies for clients. For his efforts he receives a vacation trip every six months and has won the Financial Independent Council Award.

Dobison’s heritage includes membership in the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe-Nation of Louisiana, a group of Native Americans who first had contact with Europeans in 1699. Governing the tribe now is a constitution that advocates respect for the environment, protection of individual rights, and enhancement of educational offerings.

The tribe celebrates its culture with an annual one-day fall festival. At a recent gathering, after an opening prayer, tribal leaders and a guest speaker lectured on topics of importance, including the future of the tribe, as well as its history. One speaker wore traditional clothing as an illustration of tribal traditions. Several shops offered Native American-themed apparel and other gifts.