Alabama State alum, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, has had a turbulent NFL career but did make history as the first backup quarterback to ever play in a Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks put him in the game last season.
Alabama A&M standout John Stallworth starred as a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career, and was inducted into the 2012 class of the NFL Hall Of Fame.
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The Ten Most Interesting Little Known Black History Facts
1. The 6888th Battalion was the largest all Black female military unit in World War 2.Source:U.S. Department of Defense, Public Domain 1 of 10
2. The Fultz quadruplets were the first surviving identical African-American quads.Source:Library of Congress/Public Domain 2 of 10
3. The Muse BrothersSource:Public Domain 3 of 10
4. Gerald LawsonSource:Wikipedia/Fair Use 4 of 10
5. Frederick JonesSource:Minnesota Historical Society 5 of 10
6. Sarah RectorSource:Public Domain 6 of 10
7. Sarah BaartmanSource:Public Domain 7 of 10
8. Philippa SchuylerSource:Library of Congress, Public Domain 8 of 10
9. Millie and Christine McKoySource:John H. Fitzgibbon (Collection of Robert E. Green) Public Domain 9 of 10
10. Leonard NimoySource:PR Photos 10 of 10
Little Known Black History Fact: Magic City Classic was originally published on blackamericaweb.com