Cal Jones

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Birthday
7, 1933
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 9, 1956 (23)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1933
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 9, 1956 (23)

About

University of Iowa legend who played offensive guard and broke the color barrier in college football, and had his number retired by the team.

Before Fame

He joined a floundering Iowa football team that had only one winning season its last 10 years, and helped take the team to No. 9 in the polls his rookie season.

Trivia

He was on Sports Illustrated's College Football preview edition in 1955, the first African American on the cover of the respected publication.

Family Life

His father died when he was a year old, and his mother raised him and his siblings through the Great Depression.

Associated With

He committed to play for Ohio State and their legendary coach Woody Hayes, but then changed his mind, saying he was treated better at Iowa.

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