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(AP) - 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.
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