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Monroe Black History

Spotlighting Richwood High School and ULM Legendary Alumnus Dr. Joe Profit

In honor of Black History Month 2024, the Richwood Community and Bryant's Addition in Monroe, LA, proudly recognize "A Moment in Black History." Joe Profit stood out as the first Black athlete to play football in the Gulf States Conference and the first and only first-round pick from NLU in the NFL Draft. He was selected as the No. 7 pick by the Atlanta Falcons on January 28, 1971. Profit was a First-Team All-American and the conference's all-time champion with 2,818 yards. He earned GSC Player of the Year in 1970 and w...

 

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