Emmy Award: The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye

PHOTO: Jimmy Raye (L) and Osahon Tongo backstage at the 44th annual Sports Emmys in New York celebrating the award. Visit TomShanahan.Report homepage. By TOM SHANAHAN NFL 360 producer/director Osahon Tongo was awarded the Emmy for “Outstanding Edited Special” on Monday night at the 44th Sports Emmys in New York. Tongo’s feature, “The Indelible Jimmy Raye,” told the story of Raye’s journey from the segregated Fayetteville, N.C., to Michigan State in 1964 and to the NFL. He was…

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NFL 360 video of documentary on Jimmy Raye

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Click below to watch the film on Jimmy Raye's ground-breaking careers as a Black quarterback at Michigan State and Black coach in college and the NFL. NFL 360: Black History Month Special | THE INDELIBLE LEGACY OF JIMMY RAYE Fantastic job by the NFL360 crew. The host is NFL veterans Jason McCourtney, the narrator NFL veteran Emmanuel Sanders. The producer/director Osahon Tongo, a former Georgia Tech football player. -30- I invite you to…

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NFL 360 uses historic train to tell Jimmy Raye’s Underground Railroad journey on NFL Network

PHOTO: Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Click here for a 30-second trailer on the documentary. By TOM SHANAHAN CANDOR, N.C. – Jimmy Raye’s pioneering story began with Michigan State’s Underground Railroad, departing segregated Fayetteville, N.C., in 1964. His journey crossed the Mason Dixon Line. It carried him on to ground-breaking playing and coaching careers in college and the NFL. Seven decades later, telling his story includes historic restored train cars found in a small…

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