Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history
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Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history

Marlin Briscoe and Randall Cunningham named to Class of 2016

Photo: Randall Cunningham at UNLV

The College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 features a historical timeline with two black quarterbacks whose careers demonstrate how far the game and a nation have progressed in race attitudes.

Marlin Briscoe and Randall Cunningham were named among the 14 players and two coaches on Friday by the National Football Foundation. ... 



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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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