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At the University of Alabama, Bryant's first African American scholarship player to play was running back Wilbur Jackson in 1971.

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No! It was Charlie Bradshaw head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. They recruited the first black football player of the SEC

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The first black football recruit at Alabama was Wilbur Jackson. He was recruited in 1970, but due to NCAA rules preventing freshmen from playing, did not appear on field until 1971.

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