The 2013 class includes Larry Carr (basketball), Bobby Craighead (football), and Randall Walker (track).
“We have another great class for induction this year,” L-Club president Ronnie Dowling said.
“Randall Walker, who was on the same team as the Styron twins, went undefeated his senior year. Bobby Craighead was the most versatile player to come through in football. He played a different position all four years, which most likely prevented him from erasing some existing records.
"Larry Carr finished with more than 1,000 points and placed third in the national slam dunk contest.”
With Saturday’s induction, total membership in the Hall of Fame will swell to more than 200.
Craighead was a rugged and versatile performer from 1980-83 whose name is all over the record book. As a running back, he rushed for 982 yards and seven ground touchdowns in 1983. He once had three catches of 50 or more yards in a single game and ranks third in school history with 222 receiving yards in a 1981 outing against Southeastern Louisiana. Dangerous on special teams too, he returned a McNeese kickoff 93 yards for a score in 1983 and led the Southland Conference in kick returns that season. Craighead was all-conference at tight end in 1982 and at running back in 1983.
Carr helped carry on ULM basketball’s tradition of high-flying stars during his tenure from 1993-95. He finished his career with 1,030 points and ranks in the top 10 in five different categories. An outside shooter, he once nailed nine 3-pointers in one game. Carr earned All-Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year and first-team All-SLC honors and finished third in the NCAA Slam Dunk Competition at the Final Four.
Part of ULM’s golden age of track and field, Walker earned three conference championships in the 440-yard dash (1961, 1962 and 1963) and was undefeated for three consecutive seasons in his signature event. He also claimed conference championships in the high hurdles (1961 and 1963) and the mile relay (1961, 1962 and 1963).
Hall of Fame weekend festivities begin with the annual golf tournament at Chennault Golf Course at noon on Friday, Sept. 27. That evening, the L-Club will host a reception for the new inductees and all current Hall of Fame members on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
After the induction on Saturday, the L-Club and returning Hall of Famers will tailgate that afternoon in the new south end zone area before watching the Warhawks take on Tulane.
“This is always a great event, attended by many former Hall of Fame members and former athletes,” Dowling said.
Tickets to the induction are available at the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center for $25 per person or you can reserve a table of eight for $160. Contact Nancy Davis at 1-866-WARHAWK (866-927-4295) or 318-342-5421 to purchase or hold tickets.
About the 2013 L-Club Hall of Fame Inductees:
LARRY CARR (1993-95) Larry Carr was a member of the men’s basketball team from 1993-1995. During his career he was named Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, First Team Southland Conference, All-Louisiana Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Louisiana. He also participated in the NCAA Slam Dunk Competition, finishing third overall. Carr finished his career with 1,030 career points and ranks in the top 10 in five different categories. Following his career, he played professionally in Slovakia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Hungary and Cypress. He returned to ULM to finish his degree and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009.
BOBBY CRAIGHEAD (1980- 83) Craighead’s name is peppered in the football record books for rushing, receiving and scoring. He is the only player in program history to record three catches of 50 or more yards in a single game. He also holds four slots in the category of receptions of 60 or more yards, and ranks third in history with 222 receiving yards against Southeastern Louisiana (1981). He was named all-conference in 1982 (tight end) and 1983 (running back), while earning All-Louisiana honors (running back) in his final season.
RANDALL WALKER (1960-63) Walker earned a total of three conference championships in the 440-yard dash (1961, 1962 and 1963). He was undefeated for three consecutive seasons in the 440-yard dash. He also claimed conference championships in the high hurdles (1961 and 1963) and the mile relay (1961, 1962 and 1963) and posted five consecutive victories over Louisiana State University in the mile relay in 1963.