Sorry if already posted.
He integrated Alabama. Bama didn’t have Black players that night changed everything. When SC took the field Bama players thought they were playing Grambling.
Not "entirely" true. 'Bama had one black player, but he was a freshman who didn't suit up. The Bear wasn't clueless, and he knew that black players were going to be coming to the Southern powerhouse schools sooner rather than later, so when he did recruit more black players following that blowout loss to USC, the crackers didn't have much to say about it; the writing on the wall had already been written. Cunningham obviously was one of the chief authors.
@Waldorf I was actually referring to Black players plural. Apparently the lone guy you’re referring to that didn’t suit up must of been a redshirt because everyone usually dresses for a home game. I recall the 1970 season well and that SC team really wasn’t that good losing most of the Wild Bunch to graduation and they finished 3-4 in the conference getting blown out by UCLA 45-20 in the final game. Alabama in all honesty was overrated and SC demolished them to prove the point. I loved the old saying that Sam Cunningham did more to integrate Alabama in 60 minutes than Martin Luther King did in 20 years.
Here’s a pretty good article about his Legacy.
Remember his Brother Randall??
when racism wasn't just like global warming as a way to push socialism. sc