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Text Box: Ralph H. Boston
May 9, 1939-
Laurel, Mississippi
Tennessee State A&I University  ’62    
B.A., Biochemistry
University of Tennessee     

Long Jump/Broad Jump

Ranked No. 1 in the Long Jump, 1960-67

World Athlete of the Year, 1967

North American Athlete of the Year, 1967

Helms Hall of Fame

NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, 1985


Olympic Hall of Fame

Tennessee State Hall of Fame

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame

National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame