Norris Stevenson
Date of birth: (1939-10-27)October 27, 1939
Date of death: March 3, 2012(2012-03-03) (aged 72)
Place of death: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): RB
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 11 / Pick: 142
Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys
 As player:
Dallas Cowboys (reserve)
Edmonton Eskimos
BC Lions

Norris R. Stevenson (October 27, 1939 – March 3, 2012) was an American gridiron football player. He played college football for the MU Missouri Tigers as the first African-American to receive a football scholarship from Mizzou. He was picked in 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but spent the season on the team's reserve list. He went on to play for the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.[1][2]

Stevenson died of colon cancer on March 3, 2012. He was 72.[3]


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