Photo: Pep Hamilton of the Colts with Jimmy Raye.
Sammy Battan of the Fayetteville Observer visited with Jimmy Raye at his 13th annual free football camp for area youths in his hometown. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was again one of the camp coaches.
Raye is now an NFL Senior Advisor in his 39th season with the league. After his ground-breaking career as the South's first black quarterback to win a national title as Michigan State's starter in 1966, he was one of the first black college assistant coaches at his alma mater in under Duffy Daugherty in 1971, in the NFL in 1977 with the San Francisco 49ers and one of the first black coordinators as the Los Angeles Rams' offensive coordinator in 1983.