There’s probably no better analogy for breaking barriers than skydiving. Making the jump, taking the risk, and experiencing the free-falling freedom.
Florida Gators’ legend Vince Kendrick was recently honored by his nephew, Brandon who made a memorial jump wearing his uncle’s University of Florida jersey.
The first year the University of Florida allowed black athletes to play football was 1972.
Kendrick became the team’s first black captain in 1973 and after graduation, was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as one of the first black players in the NFL.
He went on to score the first touchdown ever for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Read more about this extraordinary man and his legacy…