Pitt legend Bobby Grier, who knocked down racial walls at Sugar Bowl, dies at 91

Pitt athletics lost a giant the morning of June 30, when Bobby Grier died at 91. The first Black player to compete in a Sugar Bowl, one of college football’s most prestigious postseason games, Grier defied racism in one of its American strongholds, served as a captain in the US Air Force and cemented his place as an icon in University of Pittsburgh history. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


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Pitt legend Bobby Grier, who knocked down racial walls at Sugar Bowl, dies at 91

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