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Paul "Tank" Younger


Paul "Tank" Younger, a Grambling, Louisiana native, played college football at Grambling State University and was the first player from a historically black university to play professional football. In 1955, "Tank became the last player named to the All-League team on both offense and defense. He played for the Rams from 1949 to 1957 before ending his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Paul Younger was a pioneer who created opportunities for other African Americans to play in the NFL.

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