Chiefs Mourn the Loss of "The Big Cat" Ernie Ladd
Mar 12, 2007, 5:41PM
The Kansas City Chiefs were saddened to learn of the death of former defensive tackle Ernie Ladd. Ladd was 68 years old. He passed away on Saturday in his home state of Louisiana after a prolonged bout with cancer.
Known to many Chiefs fans as simply The Big Cat, Ladd prowled on the Kansas City defensive line for two seasons (67-68) and was one of the most colorful figures in the 10-year history of the American Football League. The Chiefs obtained Ladd in a mid-season trade with Houston in 67. Along with Ladd, Kansas City also received QB Jacky Lee and the Oilers first-round draft choice in 68 (used on G George Daney) in exchange for QB Pete Beathard...
So long Big Cat! :(