Wayne Edmonds came to Notre Dame in autumn 1952 from the western Pennsylvania coal town of Canonsburg. He became the first black player to earn a monogram for football. He majored in sociology and, after graduation, went on to earn a master’s degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh. He had a long and highly successful career in social work, education, and physical fitness. He lives now with his wife, Dorothy, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
- Wayne Edmonds on his experience of playing football in a charged racial environment.