Norris Stevenson

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Norris Stevenson
Date of birth (1939-10-27)October 27, 1939
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri
Date of death March 3, 2012(2012-03-03) (aged 72)
Place of death St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Missouri
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 11 / Pick: 142
Drafted by Dallas Cowboys
Career history
As player
1961 Dallas Cowboys (reserve)
19621963 Edmonton Eskimos
1963 BC Lions

Norris R. Stevenson (October 27, 1939 – March 3, 2012) was an American gridiron football player. He played college football for the MU Missouri Tigers as the first African-American to receive a football scholarship from Mizzou. He was picked in 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but spent the season on the team's reserve list. He went on to play for the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.[1][2]

Stevenson died of colon cancer on March 3, 2012. He was 72.[3]


  1. ^ "Mizzou Legend Norris Stevenson Passes Away". University of Missouri. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Tiger Football and Professional Football". University of Missouri. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ "MU football trailblazer Stevenson dies". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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