Barrier Breakers

Meeting Brings Together Two Who Crossed College Football Color Line

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Posted: July 25, 2014

Darryl Hill, who broke the color barrier playing on the University of Maryland’s football team in 1963 visits Bridgewater College on Thursday where he met Carlyle Whitelow, the first black player in the Old Dominion Athletic conference in 1955. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Bridgewater College football alumnus Carlyle Whitelow, a Bridgewater native, was the school’s first black football player in 1955.

BRIDGEWATER — With a sniper threat against him, Darryl Hill may have the excuse of all excuses as to why he fumbled the opening kickoff.

It’s 1963 in College Park, Md., and Hill was doing what…

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