Jimmy Raye and Awards of Excellence at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOTO: Dan Fouts with Jimmy Raye. Pro Football Hall of Fame/Rachel Gutting. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts served as the Master of Ceremonies for the NFL's inaugural "Awards of Excellence" presented June 30 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum in Canton, Ohio. He was a fitting choice for more than his gold jacket. "When I was a kid, I was a ball boy for the San…

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Westerville school district highlights Zoom call with Jimmy Raye

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report The Westerville (Ohio) City School District wrote a report in a newsletter on the Michigan State Hall of Famer Jimmy Raye, the South's first Black quarterback to win a national title, answering questions on sports and the Civil Rights movement with Dr. Ben Hartnell's history class. His four classes of primarily freshmen and sophomores assembled in a school auditorium. Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty's 1960s teams led college football integration with the sport's…

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Double-duty Izzo and the day Mariucci nixed his college football career

PHOTO: Friends and teammates since their Iron Mountain days, Steve Mariucci (L) and Tom Izzo. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Alan Haller now occupies the seat behind the big desk as Michigan State’s new athletic director. Mel Tucker has the football team off to an impressive start. All of this allows Tom Izzo to focus on the upcoming basketball season. No need for the school to seek double duty from Izzo when the athletic department…

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