1967 Kentucky Wildcats football team
|1967 Kentucky Wildcats football|
|1967 record||2–8 (1–6 SEC)|
|Head coach||Charlie Bradshaw (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Stoll Field/McLean Stadium|
|1967 SEC football standings|
|No. 2 Tennessee $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 8 Alabama||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
On September 30, Kentucky running back Nathaniel "Nate" Northington became the first African-American scholarship athlete to play in an Southeastern Conference game in the Wildcats' home game against Ole Miss.[a] His debut was bittersweet as it came the day after the death of Greg Page, an African-American defensive end who had arrived at UK alongside Northington. Page died from complications of a paralyzing spinal cord injury suffered in an August 22 practice. Northington only played for three minutes before suffering a separated shoulder, and the Wildcats would lose 26–13.
- Northington was not the first African American to play at the varsity level in the SEC, although he was the first to do so on a scholarship. The conference's first African American varsity athlete was Stephen Martin, a baseball walk-on at Tulane, who made his varsity debut in 1966 (1965–66 school year), which was Tulane's last season as an SEC member.
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- "Tulane Mourns the Passing of Integration Pioneer Stephen Martin Sr" (Press release). Tulane Green Wave. May 16, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- Story, Mark (September 22, 2016). "UK reveals sculpture honoring first black football players". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
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