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100 years ago yesterday: Iowa kicks off its 1919 season with an 18-0 shutout of Nebraska, and a breakout season for Fred "Duke" Slater who became the Hawkeyes' first black All-American. He later became the first black NFL lineman, and first elected black judge in Chicago.
Duke Slater was All-American in 1919-20-21, and one of the first few black NFL players before it shamefully instituted a color line. Two years after his death in 1966, a brand new dorm at the U of Iowa, Slater Hall, was named in his honor.
Odd to think that the college football season once never started until October.
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