First African-American scholarship football player for Alabama talks to youth

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- The first African-American scholarship football player for the University of Alabama spoke to some local children as part of a Black History month observance.

Wilbur Jackson speaking with children at the Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center. (Source: WTVY)

Wilbur Jackson graduated from Carroll High School in 1970 and went to play for Coach Bear Bryant at Alabama.

He later went on to play in the NFL.

Jackson talked to children at the Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center about how he was once in their shoes.

"It's important for them to know that their dreams are their dreams and there's no limit to what they can do if they just dream and then work hard and have dedication and then have courage to do the right thing," Jackson said.