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‘Make a Stand’: Kentucky OL coach presents painting to trailblazer Greg Page’s family

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky football hasn’t forgotten its pioneers, and one Wildcats coach went the extra mile this week with a memorable gift.

Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman presented the family of former Wildcat Greg Page with a commemorative painting, titled “Make a Stand.”

Page, Nate Northington, Houston Hogg and Wilbur Hackett were the four black players who broke the SEC’s color barrier. The four enrolled at UK in 1966 and subsequently joined the football team.

Page died from an injury in practice in 1967, just one week after Northington had played in his first game for the Wildcats.

The school commemorated their achievement last year with statues in honor of the four players outside the Football Training Center.

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