Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-6 / 330
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Cardinal Hayes HS
Major: History Education
At Delaware: Athletic player with big body who continues to grow and gain experience…members of an offensive line unit that returns nine players with playing experience and is regarded as one of the top units in the nation…will enter fall projected as the No. 2 right tackle behind first-year starter Brandon Heath…grew more confident with the more playing experience he gained in 2010…will continue to contribute on special teams on kickoff returns…one of team’s biggest players at 6-6 and 330 lbs…one of team’s most active members in community service projects.
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 Andrew Pierce in the backfield and Pat Devlin at quarterback…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under head coach K.C. 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...mother is a registered nurse…hobbies include reading and playing chess...former Boy Scout.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive