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By Jenni Carlson
The Oklahoman 

Football players who broke color barrier talk about past


April 16, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The black-and-white photo of Dick Soergel popped onto the screen, a football raised above his blond head of hair, a pose struck for the high school yearbook six decades ago.

He chuckled at the image.

So did Russell Perry.

"Oh, Dick," Perry said to his friend.

But a few minutes later, it was Perry's turn to see a high school version of himself on the screen. The photo captured him midair, a football cocked behind his black head of hair.

Now grey of hair and slow of step, both men smiled as they sat beside each other in a small room at Mid-America Christian University....

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