The first black football player in the SEC played for The University of Tennessee
Receiver Lester McClain in 1968.
Ben Williams signed to a scholarship in 1972
The first African American football player at Brown was Edward Stewart who was a backup on the 1894 varsity squad.
Julius Whittier was the first African American to letter in football at the University of Texas. The year was 1970.
Nat Northington, who attended the University of Kentucky, was the first African American to play in a football game for an SEC school. The year was 1967 and the game was against the University of Mississippi.
An actor, not a real football player