A brief look at Grambling State University

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2013 2:19 PM

A brief look at Grambling State University:

Location — Grambling, La.

Campus — 433 acres

Founded — 1901

Previous Names — Colored Industrial and Agricultural School; North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School; Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute; Grambling College

Enrollment — 5,277

Titletown — 23 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships, 13 National Black College Championships

Coach Rob — Eddie Robinson coached at Grambling from 1941 (the year of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor) until 1997. He compiled a record of 408-165-15, making him the second-winningest coach in NCAA history. Grambling's stadium is named in his honor. He died in 2007.

Famous Alumni — Pro Football Hall of Famers Willie Davis, Buck Buchanan, Willie Brown and Charlie Joiner; James "Shack" Harris, the first black starting quarterback in the NFL; Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl; Paul "Tank" Younger, the first NFL player from a historically black college; Ernie Ladd, Sammy White, Roosevelt Taylor and Willie Williams.