Michigan State’s Role In Integrating College Football Celebrated [Video]
A new video narrated by NBC Football Analyst and Michigan native Tony Dungy celebrates the Spartan legacy of diversity.
Michigan State not only won the National Championship in 1966, they had one of the most diverse rosters of any team in the nation.
In a time when Civil Rights was in the public eye, especially in the South, where many major colleges refused to admit black students, MSU led the way in recruiting and playing black athletes, particularly in football.
This video, posted to the school's Facebook feed, highlights that famous 1966 team. Jimmy Raye, the first black quarterback to lead a school to the National Title and an appearance by Martin Luther King Jr. on campus are featured in this Game Changers series video.