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College Football Pros interview on book Raye of Light and role of Michigan State

Photo: Bubba Smith before his senior year in 1966.


Podcast with College Football Pros on Raye of Light


Thanks to College Football Pros for having me on a podcast to discuss Raye of Light, a book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college.

Bubba Smith, the Spartans' College Football Hall of Famer and the first overall pick of the 1967 NFL Draft, was a particular favorite of the host, Nicholas Volinchak. Bubba's name recognition has endured beyond his football career with younger generations from his Miller Lite commercials and Police Academy movies.  




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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