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The purpose of this site is to highlight Lafourche athletes and athletics of local interest.

This photo of Scott Sanders of Thibodaux was taken on Sept. 8, 1997, the day he pitched a one-hitter for the Detroit Tigers against the Texas Rangers. Scott is a native of Thibodaux who attended Thibodaux High and Nicholls State University before heading out for the big leagues, where he played from 1993-2000. He came out of retirement in 2003, signing with the Albuquerque Isotopes, AAA affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

The area is ripe with talent on the professional and collegiate level. The NFL refree in the picture on the left, talking to former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, is Thibodaux native Carl Johnson. Carl, who played football at Thibodaux High and baseball at Nicholls State, has been an NFL official since 2001. He was selected to be the line judge at Super Bowl LXII (42) in 2008 and in 2010 was promoted to vice president of officiating. In 2012, Carl became the first full-time game official in the NFL.

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Lafourche's active pros
Tramon Williams
Cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in May 2006. He was released in the preseason, but signed with the Green Bay Packers in November 2006. He joined the Browns for the 2015 season. Williams was named NFL Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 21, 2007. Played football at Louisiana Tech. Graduated from Assumption High School, where he played football and basketball.
Greg Robinson
Offensive tackle, St. Louis Rams. He was selected with the second pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Graduated from Thibodaux High, where he lettered in football and track. Attended Auburn University.

Jordan Mills
Offensive tackle, Buffalo Bills. The Chicago Bears selected Mills in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft. Jordan is a native of Napoleonville and played football at Louisiana Tech University. Graduated from Assumption High School, where he played football, basketball and track.

Here are some of Lafourche's old pros
Bobby Hebert
Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints ('85-'93) and Atlanta Falcons ('92-'96) in the NFL and the USFL's Michigan Panthers ('83-'84) and Oakland Invaders ('85); Attended South Lafourche High School and Northwestern State; First quarterback to lead the Saints to the playoffs. A member of the Saints Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He hosts a radio talk show on WWL radio.

Eric Andolsek
A Thibodaux native who played offensive guard for the Detroit Lions (1988-92), he died in an accident in 1992. All-America and All-SEC at LSU, where he was team captain in 1986 and '87. He graduated from Thibodaux High.

Scott Sanders made his major league debut Aug. 6, 1993 with the San Diego Padres. Traded to the Seattle Mariners in 1997 and to Detroit later that season. Cut by Detroit in 1998, he re-signed with the Padres in '98 and then with the Chicago Cubs in 1999. Played briefly for Cleveland in 2000. Spent end of 2000 with the Sacramento Rivercats, AAA farm team of the Oakland A's. Played in Japan for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2001 but took off the 2002 season and did not play professionally again until signing with the Florida Marlins in May 2003. He played with the Marlins Minor League program before retiring. Attended Thibodaux High and Nicholls State.

Bob Brunet
Running back, kick returner and fullback for the Washington Redskins ('68-'77); Attended Cut Off High School and Louisiana Tech.

Sid Gautreaux
Catcher, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1936-37. A switch-hitter, he was the original "Pudge." Also spent 16 years in the minors, including stints as player manager for the Thibodaux Giants of the Evangeline League in 1947 and 1948.

Tommy "Skee" Roussel
Linebacker for the Washington Redskins ('68-'70), the New Orleans Saints ('71-'72), and the Philadelphia Eagles ('73). Attended Thibodaux High and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Oliver Marcelle
One of the best third basemen in the Negro Leagues; Played from 1918-1930 with the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, N.Y. Lincoln Giants, Detroit Stars, Baltimore Black Sox and the Brooklyn Royal Giants; Born in Thibodaux in 1895; Inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

Tommy Hodson
Quarterback for the New England Patriots ('90-'92), Miami Dolphins ('93), Dallas Cowboys ('94) and New Orleans Saints ('95-'96); Attended Central Lafourche High School and LSU. Inducted into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Ronnie Estay
A Larose native, Estay was an All-American defensive lineman at LSU from 1968-71, and a runner up for the Lombardi Award in 1971. He played defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos ('73-'82) of the Canadian Football League, where he made the All-Star team in 1977 and 1980. He also played for the Washingtom Federals ('83-'84) in the USFL. He has served as an assistant coach at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., Liberty University in Lynchburg,Va., and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Johnny Meads
A native of Labadieville, graduate of Nicholls State University and former linebacker for the Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans) and the Washington Redskins, is a scout for the Titans.

Brandon Jacobs
A native of Napoleonville, Jacobs played 9 seasons in the NFL as a running back, primarily for the New York Giants. He played one season for the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants drafted him in the fourth round (110th overall pick) of the 2005 draft. Played college football at Coffeyville Community College, Auburn University and Southern Illinois University. He graduated from Assumption High School, where he he was named to the USA Today All-America team in 2001, his senior year.

Here are some other pros with ties to the area:

Ed Orgeron, a Galliano native, is defensive line coach for LSU. He previously served as interim head coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Southern California. He has also served as an assitant at the University of Tennessee and defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints. Orgeron was head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07. Before that he was USC's defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. He has also coached at the University of Syracuse, the University of Miami, Nicholls State, Arkansas, McNeese and his alma mater, Northwestern State.

Mitch Rodrigue, a Thibodaux native who attended Nicholls State, is running game coordinator/offensive line coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Jeremy Talbot, a Labadieville native who attended Nicholls State, is assistant baseball coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Bobby April, special teams coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. He was formerly with the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets and the Saints, attended Nicholls State (1972-75).

Lardarius Webb, cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, played football at Nicholls State.

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