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Roy Lee Coleman Jr. Legacy Memorial

Roy Lee Coleman Jr was the first born of three childrens to the late Roy Lee Coleman sr and Marva M Coelman on August 11, 1958 in Jackson Miss,

Roy led the Jackson Callaway High School Chargers to an undefeated season and a state championship win during the 1975-76 school year. No other metro Jackson high-school football team that has gone undefeated and won a state championship in the state since. During his senior year, Coleman became the Mississippi Player of the Year and shared co-honors as the state's Most Valuable Player.

In 1976, Roy Coleman became the first black high-school quarterback to receive a scholarship at the University of Mississippi. Coleman became a true pioneer and broke down many barriers for black youth in collegiate sports in Mississippi.

Coleman went on to receive his bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Ole Miss. After his college career ended he found his career calling became a member of the Memphis Fire Department where he serve until his health compelled him to retire.

The Roy Lee Coleman Jr. Legacy Sponsorship/Scholarship fund is design to provide assistance to challenged yet deserving high school students in Jackson Miss., not only to enable them to realize their dreams of a college education but to provide the financial and emotional support to allow them on their quest for real success.

The fund is affliliated with ALL SPORTS COMMUNITY SERVICE INC , A 501(c) (3) not-for -profit charitable organization that is supported by NFL CHARITIES AND NFL FOUNDATION.

Please make a minumum donation of $25.

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