My appearance with Al Martin on WKAR
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My appearance with Al Martin on WKAR

Discussing Jimmy Raye's Hall of Fame induction and the Underground Railroad

Thanks to Al Martin at WKAR for having me on his show, Current Sports. We discussed Jimmy Raye's induction into the Michigan State Hall of Fame and his legacy as the South's first black quarterback to win a national title and how he carried Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad banner into the NFL as a mentor for many young coaches, including Tony Dungy and Tyrone Willingham.

My guest spot begins at about the 36:50 mark.

Click here to link of interview on Current Sports

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Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light

-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.


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,,, 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

Purchase Raye of Light from Barnes and Noble, or from August Publishing.

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