Honoring the Past

Group of people on football field smiling and waving with framed jerseys
Photo by Kevin Snyder

September 24, 2022

Fifty years ago, Frank Dowsing Jr. and Robert Bell became the first African American football players to suit up for Mississippi State. The university honored their bravery and courage with a special recognition of their families on Saturday during the Bulldogs’ 45-15 win over Bowling Green.