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Gideon Smith

July 13, 1889- 1968

Norfolk County, VA

Michigan State ‘16


Head Football

Hampton Institute 1921-55


Career record: 97-46-12



The Third African-American to Play College Football


One of the First to Play Pro Football

(with Jim Thorpe  Canton Bulldogs)


Led Hampton Institute to their First Black College National Championship

(5-1 record)