William "Billy" Ladner

Jesuit (LA)

Billy played WR and Defensive Back for the Jays his sophomore and junior years and quarterback his senior season. Billy was a three-sport letterman excelling in football, baseball, and track. Billy’s 88-yard TD reception from Richie Petitbon in the 1954 thriller with Holy Cross stands as the longest pass completion in Jesuit history and longest in the rivalry. Billy went on to play baseball and football at Southeastern Louisiana University becoming the only two-sport All-American in Southeastern’s history. His career at Southeastern earned him a spot his the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. Now retired, Billy was a claims supervisor with State Farm for 33 years. Billy and his wife Luana have been married for 52 years and have two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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