Clint Jones and his 1964 touchdown at North Carolina that history ignored

PHOTO: Clint Jones and Duffy Daugherty. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CHAPEL HILL – Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Clint Jones says he wants to live to be a healthy 100 years old. To that end, last week he visited the University of North Carolina’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes. Jones, 78, was among former NFL players poked and prodded with testing and evaluations. The NFL Players Association sponsored their week through…

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Eric Marshall’s Civil Rights journey from Mississippi to Michigan State to Vietnam and to San Francisco

PHOTO: A mob of 3,000 White supremacists, students and outsiders, sparked the deadly Ole Miss Riot of 1962. The pivotal Civil Rights moment influenced Eric Marshall's future. HIS STORY IS A LIFE LESSON FOR TODAY'S COVID-19 IMPACTED ATHLETES. HE ADAPTED TO HISTORY'S TWISTS AND TURNS, LIVING THROUGH THE OLE MISS RIOT OF 1962, ESCAPING SEGRAGATION ABOARD MICHIGAN STATE COACH DUFFY DAUGHERTY'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, SERVING AS A YOUNG LIEUTENANT IN VIETNAM AND RETIRING FROM A SECOND CAREER AS A…

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Pete Rozelle, professional football commissioner, works at blackboard at hotel in New York City on March 14, 1967 as he conducts the combined National Football League (NFL) ? American Football league (AFL) football player draft. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

The 1967 NFL Draft changed the face of league

A half-century ago the NFL Draft was so simple NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle stood at a chalkboard in a New York hotel ballroom. He scrawled names in chalk as they were called out. The anticipation hovering over the draft was not about who would go where. It was relief -- to the owners, not the players -- that athletes were taken by only one team. The 1967 draft was the first since the NFL-AFL merger that ended bidding…

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