@LATechSports to Honor Joe Aillet Stadium Top 50 vs. Southern

July 12, 2018

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech Athletics will honor the first 50 years of Joe Aillet Stadium when the Bulldogs host Southern Sept. 8 in the home opener.

As part of the celebration of the half century of action in the stadium, Louisiana Tech will honor the Top 50 Bulldog players to compete at Joe Aillet Stadium as chosen by a combination of fan voting and a committee comprised of former players, coaches and administrators.

Thirty-two of the 50 were part of the All-Century Team released in 2001 while an additional 18 were added through a vote by Bulldog fans and released in early June.

The makeup of the group includes 28 offensive players, 17 defensive players and 5 specialists. Each decade of the stadium’s existence is also well-represented in the prestigious group, including 20 Bulldogs from the first 10 years, seven from the next decade, eight from the third decade, six from the fourth decade and nine from the fifth decade (with some crossover on careers).

Season tickets are currently on sale while single game tickets will go on sale Aug. 1. The Bulldogs host five home games this year, including Conference USA match-ups against WKU, UAB, Rice and UTEP. Tickets can be purchased by calling 318-257-3631, emailing techtickets@latech.edu or logging onto LATechSports.com/tickets.

Stories pertaining to some of the greatest games, moments and players in Joe Aillet Stadium history will be released on LATechSports.com leading up to the Sept. 8 opener against Southern. Here is information about some of the accomplishments of the first 10 of the 50 (alphabetically) greatest players in the history of Joe Aillet Stadium.

Some of the promotions surrounding the Southern game include postgame fireworks, Faith and Family Day, Legends Day and the Loyal Blue Out. Stay tuned to LATechSports.com for more details over the next two months.

 

 

Doyle Adams, DB, 1982-85, Benton, La.

• 2-time All-Southland Conference

• Member of the 1982 and 1984 Southland Conference champions

• Member of the 1984 I-AA National runner up team

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100 Year Anniversary Team

• Member of the Southland Conference’s All-Decade Team (1980s)

• All-time interception leader

Ron Alexander, LB, 1967-70, Shreveport, La..

• All-American

• 1970 All-Gulf States Conference selection

• Member of the 1969 Gulf States Conference champions

• Led team in tackles in 1969 and 1970r

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100 Year Anniversary Team

Ryan Allen, P, 2010-12, Salem, Oregon.

• Member of the 2011 Western Athletic Conference champions

• Member of the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl team

• 2-time Ray Guy Award Winner

• 2-time All-American

• 2-time All-Western Athletic Conference

• 5-year NFL career (current)

• 2-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI)

Larry Anderson, DB, 1974-77, Monroe, La.

• All-American

• 2-time All-Southland Conference selection

• 1977 Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year

• Member of the 1974 and 1977 Southland Conference champions

• Member of the 1974 National Championship team

• Member of the 1977 Independence Bowl team

• Member of the Southland Conference’s All-Decade Team (1970s)

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100 Year Anniversary Team

• Drafted 4th round by Pittsburgh (1978)

• 8-Year NFL career

• 2-time Super Bowl champion (XIII, XIV)

• LA Tech Hall of Famer

Myron Baker, LB, 1989-92, Haughton, La.

• 2-time All-South Independent

• Member of the 1990 Independence Bowl team

•Member of the LA Tech Football 100-Year Anniversary Team

•Drafted 4th round by Chicago Bears (1993)

• 5-year NFL Career

Mike Barber, TE, 1972-75, White Oak, Texas

• All-American

• 2-time All-Southland Conference selection

• Member of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 Southland Conference champions

• Member of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 National Championship teams

• Member of the Southland Conference’s All-Decade Team (1970s)

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100-Year Anniversary Team

• Drafted 2nd round by Houston Oilers (1976)

• 10-year NFL career

• LA Tech Hall of Famer

Chris Boniol, K, 1990-93, Alexandria, La.

• 2-time all-conference (South Independent, Big West)

• Member of the 1990 Independence Bowl team

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100-Year Anniversary Team

• 5-year NFL career

• Super Bowl champion (XXX)

Josh Bradley, TE, 1995-97, Oak Grove, La.

• 2-time All-American

• 2-time All-Independent

• Top 10 in career receiving touchdowns (No. 1 among TEs)

Terry Bradshaw, QB, 1966-69, Shreveport, La.

• 2-time All-American

• 2-time All-Gulf States Conference

• Member of the 1969 Gulf States Conference champions

• Member of the LA Tech Football 100-Year Anniversary Team

• Drafted No. 1 overall by Pittsburgh Steelers (1970)

• 14-year NFL career

• 4-time Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)

• Pro Football Hall of Fame

• College Football Hall of Fame

• LA Tech Hall of Fame

Vernon Butler, DL, 2012-15, Summitt, Miss.

• 1st team All-Conference USA

• Member of Heart of Dallas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl champions

• Drafted 1st round by the Carolina Panthers (2016)

•5th player in school history to be drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft

•2-year NFL career (current)

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