Jack Ladd (middle) becomes the third Ladd brother to be a Cougar joining Dan (left) and Tim (right)
Jack Ladd (middle) becomes the third Ladd brother to be a Cougar joining Dan (left) and Tim (right)
Football - Wed, Feb. 12, 2014

CHICAGO – Head coach Mike Feminis continued to strengthen his 2014 Saint Xavier University football roster with the recent signings of two more prep players from Chicago's South suburbs.  The pair includes Lemont punter Joe Bailey (6-1, 175 lbs.) and St. Rita wide receiver Jack Ladd (6-2, 175 lbs.).  Both guys have the skill sets to have very productive collegiate careers and Coach Feminis is excited to have them join the SXU program. 

"Joe should be our punter for the next four years," said Feminis.  "He's got a really nice leg and certainly fills the need we have at the punter position.  Jack got overshadowed a little bit because his team had some great skilled played players.  He's a tall, smooth athlete and the third Ladd to come play for us.  We're happy to have Joe and Jack in the program."

The pair adds to a 2014 recruiting class of nearly 20 players many from Chicago area schools, such as Marian Catholic, Joliet Catholic Academy, St. Rita, Lemont, Kenwood and Steinmetz.