Rare Footage Of Jackie Robinson Playing Football For UCLA

USC was kind enough to post some rare footage of Jackie Robinson playing football for UCLA in honor of Jackie Robinson Day (April 15th). I was surprised to find out that there was footage of Jackie playing college sports, let alone playing football. The footage shows Jackie playing for the Bruins in 1939 during the USC-UCLA ‘Crosstown Showdown.’ Jackie is sporting the #28.

The score at the end of the game was an astounding 0-0 and was played in front of 103,303 fans at the Coliseum which is still the largest crowd to watch a game between these two teams.

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  1. [...] Athletics (h/t Next Impulse Sports) showed how generous they could be by releasing rare footage of former UCLA star and MLB legend [...]

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