Felman Motley

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Motley excelled in football and track at Delaware State College after he transferred from Alabama A&M in 1942. Motley, a native of Anniston, Alabama, was one of 33 players coach Frank “Dyke”
Smith brought with him from A&M when he left Alabama for the Hornets job. Motley was a fullback and lineman on DSUs first unbeaten team in 1942. He ran a 9.9 second 100-yard dash for the Hornets
in 1942. Motley and Delaware State teammates Bennie “Catfish” George, William “Rip” Stephens and Nate “What a Man” Johnson, were nicknamed by the media as the “Black Four Horsemen” while in the Army
and starring for Fort Huachua (AZ) during World War II. He spent 37 years as a teacher and guidance counselor in Dover, Seaford and Wilmington.



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