Before Grambling State kicked off against Alabama A&M Saturday afternoon, the 2020 and 2021 Grambling Legends were recognized and honored on the field of Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
Honored were 2021 inductees Robert Barber, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Lee Fobbs, Dwight Scales, Willie Williams and Wilmer Sigler. The 2020 class will be inducted at the same time and includes Andrew Glover, Michael Moore, Carlos Pennywell, Albert Hartwell, John Jeter, Vergie Broussard and Daniel Washington.
Receiving Grambling Legends were rings Virgee Broussard, Mary Glover (wife of Andrew Glover), Ben Williams on behalf of John Jeter, Albert Hartwell, Jr., Michael Moore, Carlos Pennywell, Gary Chambers on behalf of Daniel Washington (posthumous), Robert Barber, T. Scott Boatright on behalf of Davis (posthumous), Lee Fobbs, Dwight Scales, Wilmer Sigler, Kenneth Simpson and Willie Williams.
Davis, also a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Tech Hall of Fame, blazed trails in the 1960s, daring to do what no many other white sports writers were willing to do — cover a Historically Black College/University in Grambling State, even traveling with the Tigers football team to places like New York City and Chicago to cover games.
“I raised this man, this is my son,” legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson told Sports Illustrated about Davis in 1996.
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