From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Glover, James M. "Juicy"

(born: 1931) 

Born in Sawmill Hollow near Cumberland, KY, James M. Glover played high school football at Benham Colored High in Benham, KY. He attended Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University] where he was an All-American linebacker, graduating in 1956. He was drafted into the NFL and became its first African American center. Glover returned to Kentucky and became the assistant football coach at Kentucky State University. He was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1975. For more see Shadows of the Past, by L. Stout; and C. Carlton, "Coal Country Common Bond," Lexington Herald-Leader, 08/31/1997.

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NKAA Source: Shadows of the past: a history of the Kentucky High School Athletic League
NKAA Entry: Stout, Louis
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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