One team blurred racial lines

How two players, one black, one white, broke the color barrier in Texas football.

Updated: August 30, 2013, 4:55 PM ET
By Jim Dent | Special to ESPN.com

[Editor's note: This excerpt from "The Kids Got It Right" details the relationship between quarterback Bill Bradley and superstar receiver Jerry LeVias. It's a historic look at how Texas football played a role in America's racial integration.]

The Texas players were seated in the wooden bleachers of the Hershey practice field when Bobby Layne strolled across the emerald grass with his head held high and his eyes focused on the task. The players could not wait to hear what ...

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