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Black-And-Gold: Famous HBCU Sports Figures Who Crossed Alpha Phi Alpha

December 4th marks the 108th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha Incorporated, the first fraternity created for African-American men. To mark this occasion, we’ve highlighted some of the famous figures in HBCU sports that represent the Black and Gold.

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Bobby Phills, Beta Sigma 

In addition to being one of the best scorers in the nation, Bobby Phils also crossed Alpha at Southern University.

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Donald Driver, Delta Kappa

Before he became one of the best wide receivers in Green Bay Packers history, Driver crossed Alpha at Alcorn State.

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Jethro Pugh, Beta Zeta 

The former Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys crossed Alpha at Elizabeth City State in the early 1960s.

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Eddie Robinson, Beta Iota Lamda 

Robin was inducted into the Beta Iota Lambda chapter on May 7, 1949.

Ken Riley, Beta Nu 

The legendary FAMU quarterback and Cinncinati Bengals defensive back crossed Alpha in Spring 1967.

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Art Shell, Delta Nu 

The first African-American coach of the modern era, Shell crossed Alpha at Maryland State (UMES) before going on to a Hall of Fame career with the Oakland Raiders.

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  1. Unknown

    December 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Carnell Lake (Steelers),Charles Haley (Cowboys, 49ers), Gene Upshaw (Raiders), and Eric Davis (49ers) are a few more Alpha brothers.

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