The Black College Football Hall of Fame: Honoring the Past, Preserving the Future
In 2009, football greats Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris once again stood at the crossroads of history. Neither Harris, the first black quarterback to be named a starter, nor Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl as a starter, were strangers to history. The two pioneers wanted to find a way to preserve some of their collective football heritage.
There are few players who show more physical toughness than a hard-charging running back.
Running backs attack a defense on a number of levels, grinding out the clock, tiring defenders out late in games, gobbling up short yardage and hitting lightning-quick home run touchdowns....