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Black History Month Photo Gallery

Alfred Johnson

Alfred Johnson

Feb. 18, 2013

Photo Gallery

Since 1905, Colorado State University has been a leader in athletic diversity. To celebrate February as Black History Month, CSU Athletics is proud to honor the men and women who have faced the challenges to break down the color barrier in athletics throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and in the nation.

When Alfred Johnson stepped onto the field in Fort Collins against the University of Denver in a 1905 football game, he made school history as the first black athlete to wear the green and gold. When John Mosley did the same thing in 1939, he re-opened the door for many athletes like George Jones, Eddie Hanna and Alex Burl to compete in intercollegiate athletics before other schools in the state and throughout their conference ever allowed African American athletes to play on their teams.

In 2012, Janay DeLoach made CSU fans proud; winning a Bronze Medal in the Olympics and the hearts of Rams’ everywhere.