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Many of us know Jackie Robinson as one of our biggest hero’s who broke down the barriers of color by becoming the first black Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

What some of us may not have known is that before he went pro with the MLB, Jackie Robinson played college football for Pasadena City College and UCLA.

On Wednesday, the Jackie Robinson Statue made its debut at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California.



We also learned at the statue unveiling, that Robinson played a total of four sports while in college including football, baseball, football, and track.



The emcee for the event was legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, who was accompanied by Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie. Rachel revealed that she and Jackie met while both attending UCLA.



This great news is a true testament to the progress our country has made.