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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 8 - Junior Coffey and Wheat Fields (1961)

Cortney Easterwood McFadden

Silent | 1961

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  •  Professional football player, Junior Coffey, throwing the football to Paul Easterwood 
  •  Scenes of the wheat farm 
 
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This home movie captures scenes of professional football player Junior Coffey at the Easterwood farm, followed by images of wheat fields. In his senior year at Dimmitt High School, the year before he began his football career at the University of Washington, Coffey throws around a football with Paul Easterwood in the yard. The first African-American to integrate Dimmitt High School and the first black athlete ever to play in a Texas UIL state basketball tournament, Coffey would go on to play football for the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants.