First Black Athlete Voted All American Football (1978)

Ted Brown

1978  Ted Brown 

Ted Brown was the first African American football player at N.C. State to be voted to college football’s All American team.[1] Brown, from High Point, North Carolina, was arguably the greatest running back in the schools history. He rushed for a school and ACC record of 4,602 yards and scored 51 touchdowns during his career. Before his final game in November of 1978 his jersey was retired.[2]



[1] The Technician Digitized Collection, North Carolina State University Special Collections, Raleigh, NC. Accessed November 1, 2014.

[2] Historical State. ʺAfrican Americans, Timeline.ʺ Accessed October 25, 2014.‑Americans