48 years ago, during the 1965 Big 33 All-Star game in Hershey, Pennsylvania, two young football players from the South broke the barrier of racism. New York Times bestselling author, Jim Dent, tells the story about the friendship of Bill Bradley and Jerry LeVias in his book The Kids Got It Right. When LeVias was left without a roommate, Bradley stepped forward when no one else would, bringing the two players to become the closest of friends and incredible teammates.
Both LeVias and Bradley are inductees in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for outstanding college and professional football careers. LeVias was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 for his performance as a receiver at SMU for the Houston Oilers and the San Diego Chargers. Bradley was inducted in 2008 for his performance as a quarterback for the University of Texas, and as the defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jim Dent will be signing "The Kids Got It Right" on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 - 3 p.m at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The book signing is the same weekend as the Sports Collectibles Show!