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Jackie Walker At Last Inducted To Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Jackie Walker, the University of Tennessee All-American linebacker who served as the Tennessee Volunteers captain in 1971, and who died of AIDS complications in 2002, will be named to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame next Friday. Jackie’s brother Marshall, who’s lobbied for more recognition of his brother — who on campus battled both homophobia and racism, as his Volunteers team was only the second to include blacks — will accept the award. Last we checked, Jackie still shares the NCAA title for most career interceptions converted into touchdowns: five.

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One Comment

  • Frank

    Glad to read something positive for a change when mentioning black Americans and gays and also glad he’s finally getting some recognition.

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