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Bill Willis

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by LFN, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. LFN

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    Just heard that Bill Willis passes away last night. He was a great one for the Browns.
    Lou
     
  2. This is true. Willis was an All-American at Ohio State and the first ever black starter in profesional football for the Cleveland browns. This occured well before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in MLB. His (OSU) number was retired in October during halftime ceremonies of the Wisconsin game.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Willis

    Tim