Ozark native and NFL great speaks at Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — An Enterprise native and NFL great spoke to a group of adults and youth at the Hawk-Houston Enrichment Center in Dothan. In the early 1970s, Ozark native Wilbur Jackson became one of the first African-Americans to play on what was an all-white Crimson Tide squad.

He told the young people that courage and self-confidence were taught to him by his parents:

“And doing the right thing often takes courage, and doing something that may not be popular. So I would say to you as young people self-confidence and courage,”

Wilbur played for several NFL clubs and he still holds the tide’s yards per carry record as a running back.

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