Amanda Younger
Wednesday March 6th, 2013

While at LSU, Shaquille O'Neal was a two-time SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-American. (Lynne Sladky/AP) While at LSU, Shaquille O'Neal was a two-time SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-America. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Forty-one years ago today, Shaquille O' Neal was born in Newark, N.J. And though he is probably better known for his time in the NBA and a slew of other pursuits, Shaq had quite the career when he was at LSU. Relive Shaq's LSU connection after the jump.

For more photos, check out Shaq: The College Years on SI.com.[gallery columns="2" ids="3017,3009,3014,3015,3016"]

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