November 2, 1945 Lawrence Chatmon “Larry” Little, hall of fame football player, was born in Groveland, Georgia. Little played college football at Bethune-Cookman College and was signed by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League as a free agent in 1967.
November 1, 1999 Walter Payton, hall of fame football player, died. Payton was born July 25, 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi. He played college football at Jackson State University where he was a two-time All-American and two-time Black College Player of the Year. Payton graduated from Jackson State with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
October 28, 1972 Terrell Lamar Davis, former football player, was born in San Diego, California. Davis initially played college football at Long Beach State University and when they ended their football program, he transferred to the University of Georgia. Davis graduated from Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Economics and was selected […]
October 13, 1962 Jerry Lee Rice, hall of fame football player, was born in Starkville, Mississippi. Rice played football for Mississippi Valley State University and in 1984 was named to every All-American team. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1985 NFL Draft and in his first year was named Offensive Rookie […]
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