Photo: L-R: Clinton Jones, Gene Washington and Jess Phillips
No school did more for the integration of college football than Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad teams. The full story is told in Raye of Light. The book's foreword was written by Tony Dungy.
Gene Washington and Clinton Jones are two-time All-Americans in the College Football Hall of Fame that played in the NFL. Jimmy Raye was the South's first black quarterback to win a national title and was a pioneer among black NFL assistant coaches and one of the league's first black offensive coordinators.
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"Through the Banks of the Red Cedar" was produced by Maya Washington, the daughter of Gene Washington, a Michigan State two-time All-American wide receiver and College Football Hall of Famer.
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in Raye of Light, Gene Washington's journey from La Porte, Texas, to the Michigan State and the College Football Hall of Fame is told in Chapter 9: "The Hurdler."
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More background from my website Shanahan Report on Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad teams from the book Raye of Light:
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