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College Hall of Fame to honor running back

Updated: May 5, 2005, 12:51 PM ET
Associated Press

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Running back Prentice Gautt, Oklahoma's first black football player, will be honored posthumously by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Gautt, who died March 17, was selected to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award, the foundation announced Thursday. The honor will be presented at a luncheon Dec. 6 in New York City.

Gautt led Oklahoma in rushing in 1958 and 1959 and was an all-Big Eight selection both seasons. ...

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