"Reggin" redux

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Nov 14 16:12:27 UTC 2005

A possible antedating:

"St. Francis Beaten by Alemany, 14-0" Bill Stosskopf
California | Van Nuys | The Valley News | 1968-11-03 p. 30-A col 3
"Staying entirely on the ground and rotating between fullback Reggin
Sanderson (the first Negro to play on a St. Francis football team) and
halfback Scott Nader (brother of UCLA quarterback Jim Nader), St.
Francis marched to the Alemany 45."

Of course, "Reggin" could be a typo for "Reggie"  -- I've found articles
about "Reggie Sanderson" contemporaneous with this cite.

> FWIW, the earliest media ex. of "reggin" I have is the jazz
> piece "Reggins," recorded by The Blackbyrds (of Howard
> University) in 1974.
> JL

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