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

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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