Shermanreport on Raye of Light
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Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Photo: Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty and quarterback Jimmy Raye at the 1966 spring game.

Thanks to Ed Sherman of the for posting a book report on Raye of Light. I appreciate that Ed recognized the book about Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad is an untold story.

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Ed, an award winning journalist as a writer at the Chicago Tribune, now runs his website that examines the sports media world. He also writes columns for Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center and

A premise of the “Raye of Light” is placing the proper credit for the integration of college football with the ground-breaking roles played by Michigan State, Jimmy Raye and Duffy Daugherty. Raye was the South's first black quarterback to win a national title.


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

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