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Larry Tearry was the first starting black center in the history of the National Football League. Tearry, who played college football at Wake Forest University, was drafted in the fourth round by The Detroit Lions in 1978. He became the starting center after the fourth game of his rookie season and held the position until he left the Lions after the twelfth game of his sophomore season.

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