|Date of birth:||October 27, 1939|
|Date of death:||March 3, 2012(aged 72)|
|Place of death:||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|NFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 11 / Pick: 142|
|Drafted by:||Dallas Cowboys|
|Dallas Cowboys (reserve)|
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.
Stevenson died of colon cancer on March 3, 2012. He was 72.
- ↑ "Mizzou Legend Norris Stevenson Passes Away". University of Missouri. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/030312aaa.html. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- ↑ "Tiger Football and Professional Football". University of Missouri. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/nfl-players.html. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- ↑ "MU football trailblazer Stevenson dies". Columbia Daily Tribune. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/mar/03/mu-football-trailblazer-stevenson-dies/. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
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