Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by Mart » Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:42:11


He was the only black punter that I ever recall and I can't think of any
black place-kickers.

Were there any that I missed?

 
 
 

Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by Nightfal » Thu, 24 Feb 2005 19:24:21

He was the only black punter that I ever recall and I can't think of any
black place-kickers.

Were there any that I missed?

Gene Mingo was a kicker for Denver back in the early 60's. I've read that he
was the first black kicker in the pro's

 
 
 

Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by mpoconn.. » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:53:01

Quote:

> He was the only black punter that I ever recall and I can't think of
any
> black place-kickers.

> Were there any that I missed?

> Gene Mingo was a kicker for Denver back in the early 60's. I've read
that he
> was the first black kicker in the pro's

Greg Coleman was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings for ten seassons,
with two other seasons in Cleveland and Washington.  His cousin, by the
way, was Vince Coleman the baseball player.

The opening kickoff in the first Super Bowl was by Fletcher Smith of
the Chiefs, an African American.  He wasn't their regular placekicker
(it was Mercer), but Smith handled the kickoffs.

 
 
 

Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by Mart » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 15:25:48


Quote:


> > He was the only black punter that I ever recall and I can't think of
> any
> > black place-kickers.

> > Were there any that I missed?

> > Gene Mingo was a kicker for Denver back in the early 60's. I've read
> that he
> > was the first black kicker in the pro's

> Greg Coleman was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings for ten seassons,
> with two other seasons in Cleveland and Washington.  His cousin, by the
> way, was Vince Coleman the baseball player.

> The opening kickoff in the first Super Bowl was by Fletcher Smith of
> the Chiefs, an African American.  He wasn't their regular placekicker
> (it was Mercer), but Smith handled the kickoffs.

Thanks to both of you for the info. I did a little searching and verified
that Mingo was, indeed, the first black kicker. Also, his 18-yard field goal
were the first points ever scored in Mile-High Stadium.
 
 
 

Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by Vikaram Gup » Sat, 26 Feb 2005 03:49:07


Quote:




>> > He was the only black punter that I ever recall and I can't think of
>> any
>> > black place-kickers.

>> > Were there any that I missed?

>> > Gene Mingo was a kicker for Denver back in the early 60's. I've read
>> that he
>> > was the first black kicker in the pro's

>> Greg Coleman was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings for ten seassons,
>> with two other seasons in Cleveland and Washington.  His cousin, by the
>> way, was Vince Coleman the baseball player.

>> The opening kickoff in the first Super Bowl was by Fletcher Smith of
>> the Chiefs, an African American.  He wasn't their regular placekicker
>> (it was Mercer), but Smith handled the kickoffs.

>Thanks to both of you for the info. I did a little searching and verified
>that Mingo was, indeed, the first black kicker. Also, his 18-yard field goal
>were the first points ever scored in Mile-High Stadium.

Also Donald Igwebuike, kicker for the Bucs and Vikings, and, I believe,
accused *** smuggler.

Vik

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Reggie Roby dead at 43--RIP

Post by Mart » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:06:27


Quote:
> Also Donald Igwebuike, kicker for the Bucs and Vikings, and, I believe,
> accused *** smuggler.

This is scary; he kicked for six years, 85-90, and I couldn't remember him?
Must be getting senile!