At Delaware: Fifth-year senior • three-year letterwinner and one of team's most experienced players • second-year starter who has appeared in 36 career games and started each of the last 11 contests • one of five returning starters on the Blue Hen offensive line • has outstanding size at 6-6 and 335 lbs. • did not take part in spring drills due to an injury • as also played on kick return special teams during his career • continues to improve every season and has potential to be an All-CAA caliber performer • one of team’s most active members in community service projects.
2012 Season: Moved into starting role at left tackle as a junior, replacing All-CAA selection and Green Bay signee Shea Allard • joined Brandon Heath and JD Dzurko as the only offensive linemen to start all 11 games • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2011 Season: Key member of Blue Hen offensive line as a sophomore • earned second letter • saw action in 10 games in an extensive role as a backup offensive tackle • did not start any games but shared tackle duties with Heath • missed William & Mary game with an injury • helped pave the way for All-American running back Andrew Pierce • helped offense rank No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (165.5 yards per game) and scoring (25.8 points per game) • team went 7-4 under Keeler.
2010 Season: Appeared in all 15 contests for the Blue Hens, playing primarily on special teams • was key blocker on kickoff returns which allowed the Hens to gain good field position • also provided good protection on field goals • saw backup action on the offensive line vs. West Chester, Duquesne, Towson, and Lehigh • helped the Blue Hens rank in the top two in the CAA in rushing yards, passing yards and total offense per game while paving the way for All-Americans Pierce in the backfield and Pat Devlin at quarterback • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler.
2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler.
High School: Outstanding two-way lineman at Cardinal Hayes High School for head coach C.J. O’Neil • school is the alma mater of former Hofstra standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon • team was “A” Division finalists in 2008 • team won annual Turkey Bowl championship for the first time in 28 years • served as team captain as a senior • earned All-Boro, all-city, and all-league honors as a senior • did not start playing football until his junior year of high school • also served as captain of the basketball team and led squad to 17-10 mark and league championship as a senior • student council member • member of chess club.
Personal: Erle ("Earl") Jeffrey Ladson, Jr • born Nov. 27, 1991 • son of Zunilda Camacho • fourth of five children • history education major at Delaware • represented UD student-athletes at the Colonial Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Leadership Summit in November, 2012 • mother is a registered nurse • hobbies include reading and playing chess • former Boy Scout • one of team's most active community service volunteers • joins Stephen Clark as team representatives SAAC.