Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Nicknamed "The Big Cat,” Mr. Ernie Ladd was an American Collegiate professional football player & professional wrestler. A standout athlete in high school, Ladd attended Grambling State University on a basketball scholarship before being drafted to the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1961. Ladd found success in the AFL as one of the largest players in professional football history at 6'-9” and 315 pounds. Ladd was the only person ever elected to both the American Football Hall of Fame and the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame. Ladd played 112 consecutive AFL games in 8 years with the San Diego Chargers (1961-65), the Houston Oilers (1966), and the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-68). In the years before the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, he played in four championship games before becoming a full-time wrestler. As a wrestler, Ladd became one of the top heels in the business. Ladd was recognized for his careers in both football & wrestling. He was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 1981, the GSU Hall of Fame in 1989 & the WWF hall of Fame in 1995.
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Location. 32° 32.274′ N, 92° 42.825′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue (State Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Honorable Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson (here, next to this marker); Charlene S. Greene (here, next to this marker); Rosetta Hill Days (here, next to this marker); Dr. Arthur Daniel "A.D." Smith, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Ruby Lee Weekly Billups (here, next to this marker); Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ruth Bradford (here, next to this marker); Sarah Jane Richmond (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.