Alabama Newscenter — Ozark Mural of Alabama Crimson Tide Football Star Wilbur Jackson Nears Completion

| July 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Chuck Chandler

Few people get to see their portrait painted 26 feet tall on the hometown square.

Wilbur Jackson could, but he hasn’t.

Fifty years after he became the first Black football player for the Alabama Crimson Tide, the former college and Super Bowl champion is being celebrated in Ozark. An 86-foot-long mural is nearing completion, but the modest hometown hero is holding off taking a gaze at his giant self.

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