JOHN MOSLEY AWARDED FOUNDERS DAY MEDAL

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2017 Founders Day Medal

JOHN MOSLEY AWARDED FOUNDERS DAY MEDAL

JOHN MOSLEY, one of Colorado State University’s most remarkable alumni, was posthumously honored with the 2017 Founders Day Medal in a campus ceremony in February.

Known as the “Jackie Robinson of CSU Athletics,” Mosley was the University’s first recorded African American student-athlete, launching a stellar career in both football and wrestling in 1938. Despite facing discrimination, the Denver native – one of eight black students on campus – was so respected he was twice voted student body vice president.

Mosley went on to fly for the famed Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, becoming a national hero and a role model for generations of Ram alumni. He died in 2015 at age 93.

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