The UNA football team who broke the color barrier for football in Alabama will be honored Saturday before the Lions take on Shorter.
The University of North Alabama, known then as Florence State University, became the first predominately white college in the state to play an African American player in a college football game.
So, now in its first year as a D1 program, UNA is honoring the 1968 team who started it all.
They'll be celebrated this Saturday, November 3.
Huntsville Native, Leonard "Rabbit" Thomas, and Bobby Joe Pride of Decatur played in the Lions' season-opening game against Central Arkansas on September 21, 1968. Both men will attend the team's reunion in Florence.