Wednesday 26 August 2015

Gene Mingo (American football player)

* Gene Mingo played several positions including halfback, placekicker, and return specialist.

He is widely recognized as the first African American placekicker in American football.

On 14 September 2014, Mingo, along with Dan Reeves and Rick Upchurch, was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame.


BIRTH DATA: Eugene L. Mingo, 22 September 1938, 09:00 (9 AM) EST (+5), Akron, Ohio, USA (41n04, 81w31). ASC: 00 Scorpio. RR: A/B (from autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from "What Have You Done Now, Eugene?" by Gene Mingo, Glen Strickland and Carol Strickland (iUniverse, 2012), p. 12: "At 9:00 AM on that warm September 22nd morning in 1938, I was born at 326 Berry Avenue, my family's rented house in Akron."

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