(CBS/AP) — The Big Ten is getting a 16th trophy game in football.
This one will honor the first Black man to play in the conference. Northwestern and Michigan will meet for the George Jewett Trophy beginning in October.READ MORE: Thieves Keep Using Postal Master Keys To Steal Mail: How Are They Getting A Hold Of Those Keys?
Jewett played football at both schools in the 1890s. Jewett was a standout high school athlete in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to play for the Wolverines in the 1890 and 1892 seasons.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wednesday Starts On A Chilly Note
He starred as a fullback and halfback and also was the team’s main kicker. He left Michigan for Northwestern in 1893 to finish his medical degree.
An Ann Arbor native, Jewett was the first black player for both schools, beginning his career at UM before coming to @NorthwesternU to star for two years and earn his medical degree. pic.twitter.com/ytnHMswJW4
— Northwestern Athletics (@NU_Sports) February 25, 2021
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