Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
James "Shack" Harris
James "Shack” Harris led Grambling to SWAC championships in each of his four years as quarterback and was named MVP of the 1967 Orange Blossom Classic. Drafted by the AFL's Buffalo Bills, he became the first black player to start a season at quarterback, the first to start a conference championship game and the first to be named MVP of the Pro Bowl over the course of a career that also included stops with the Rams and Chargers. In 1974, he led the Rams to the NFC Championship game.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 32° 32.278′ N, 92° 42.831′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker is on 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. Douglas L. Williams (here, next to this marker); Charlie Joiner (here, next to this marker); Willie Davis (here, next to this marker); Paul "Tank" Younger Willie Brown (here, next to this marker); Junious "Buck" Buchanan (here, next to this marker); Collie J. Nicholson (here, next to this marker); Conrad "Hutch" Hutchinson, Jr (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.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for James Harris. (Submitted on November 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.