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Legendary Legacy: Auburn DE LaDarius Owens interviews his uncle, James Owens, Auburn’s first black football player

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Those who know James Owens and his story understand how much his name means to Auburn University. Owens was the first African-American football player on scholarship at Auburn. He arrived on Auburn’s campus as a freshman in 1969. Being Auburn’s first African-American football player—and one of only a handful of …

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