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The late Harry R. "Big Jeff" Jefferson Honored Posthumously During American Football Coaches Association Convention

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    Friday, January 14 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

bsc_american_football_coaches_association_awardThe late Harry R. “Big Jeff” Jefferson was honored posthumously during the recent American Football Coaches Association convention, January 10 in Dallas.  Jefferson, who coached Bluefield State College’s football team to back-to-back National Black College football titles in the late 1920s, was named the AFCAs’ “Trailblazer Award” recipient for 2010.  Ms. Deirdre Guyton (right), Bluefield State College Director of Alumni Affairs, is pictured with AFCA Minority Issues Committee chairman Joe Taylor, head football coach at Florida A & M University, as she accepted the award on behalf of Coach Jefferson and BSC.