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Byron Boston: A Consistent Legacy of Performance

His is an occupation where, when he’s doing his very best, nobody really notices. Like the old school adage about children being, “better seen and not heard;” such is the life of an NFL official and Byron Boston is one of the best the league has to offer. Boston, a Humble (Texas) resident has been…

Mississippi Honors Leslie Frazier

The Fritz Pollard Alliance is proud to announce that Leslie Frazier was, on March 16, 2010, honored by the Mississippi House of Representatives with a resolution detailing his successful career and tremendous work with the Minnesota Vikings defense this past season. Additionally, the House asked Leslie to address its members. Hailing from Columbus, Mississippi, Leslie…

The passing of Bill Willis

By Harry Carson Bill Willis passed away this week. The name might not mean anything to many of you but to me he was a hero and a trailblazer. Mr. Willis was the last of the original 4 African-American football players who re-intergrated the National Football League in 1946. Of that group were Mr. Willis…

John Wooten to be inducted into the FBS College Football Hall of Fame

The National Football Foundation will enshrine the 2012 FBS College Football Hall of Fame Class as well as the 2013 Divisional Hall of Fame Class on Aug. 28 in Atlanta. A press event will be held at the construction site of the new Hall of Fame, with enshrinement at a dinner banquet that evening at…