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African American college footballer fatally assaulted on field

Jack Trice assaultedJack Trice, the first African-American athlete at Iowa State is assaulted by players from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota in an apparently racially motivated attack.

the second play of the game, Trice's collarbone was broken. Trice insisted he was all right and returned to the game. In the third quarter, while attempting to tackle a University of Minnesota ball carrier by throwing a roll block, Trice was trampled by three Minnesota players. Although he claimed to be fine, Trice was removed from the game and sent to a Minneapolis hospital. The doctors declared him fit to travel and he returned by train to Ames with his teammates. On October 8, 1923, Trice died from hemorrhaged lungs and internal bleeding as a result of the injuries sustained during the game.

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