The brutal tackle that changed the face of football
Great read here about CFL Eskimos Johnny Bright
The journey that changed the face of football forever started with one player from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Johnny Bright’s courage, determination, and perseverence on the gridiron led to monumental changes in equipment and rules.
From Central High School phenom all the way to the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame, Bright left an unforgettable legacy on sports and American history. It was a series of brutal, racist tackles he endured during his college years where he would end up securing protection for generations of future athletes.