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Former Brown Bill Willis Remembered

Hall of Famer Bill Willis was remembered during his funeral on Monday.  Willis was the first African-American All-American at Ohio State and helped the Buckeyes win their first national championship in 1942.  Willis then broke the color barrier as he played for the Browns from 1946 through 1953.  It was announced on Sunday that Ohio State would play LSU for the national championship and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman joked that Willis left them one last gift which was the BCS.  Willis passed away last Tuesday at the age of 86 from complications brought on by a stroke.


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