College football lore continues to fail Wake Forest’s Bob Grant and his trailblazing tale

By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest’s Bob Grant never got his due. In 1964, Grant earned his stripes as a Jackie Robinson of the Atlantic Coast Conference, but his brave role desegregating college football in the South has been overlooked in life the past 60 years. And now, it seems, in death, too. Grant died on May 19 at age 77, although the date has been listed as May 22 (the discrepancy was Wake Forest University's athletic department waited…

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Wake Forest honors two Trailblazers, correcting its share of college football history distorted by a popular culture narrative

PHOTO: Wake Forest true 1960s pioneer Bob Grant with his coach, Bill Tate. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest takes its turn this weekend setting straight the college football integration story. It should be a simple narrative by a timeline, but it's been muddled over the years by myths and fiction surrounding the 1970 USC-Alabama game. Only a miniscule number of fans understand the role Wake Forest's Bob Grant and Kenneth "Butch" Henry played…

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