Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Paul "Tank" Younger
Paul "Tank" Younger, a Grambling, Louisiana native, played college football at Grambling State University and was the first player from a historically black university to play professional football. In 1955, "Tank became the last player named to the All-League team on both offense and defense. He played for the Rams from 1949 to 1957 before ending his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Paul Younger was a pioneer who created opportunities for other African Americans to play in the NFL.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
Location. 32° 32.279′ N, 92° 42.831′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue (Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the right 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. James "Shack" Harris (here, next to this marker); Charlie Joiner Douglas L. Williams (here, next to this marker); Willie Davis (here, next to this marker); Collie J. Nicholson (here, next to this marker); Willie Brown (here, next to this marker); Conrad "Hutch" Hutchinson, Jr (here, next to this marker); Junious "Buck" Buchanan (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 Paul "Tank" Younger. (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 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.