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  • For Toler, motivation is familiar

    One of the last additions to the Redskins' training camp roster, No. 86 in your program, was Burl Toler, a lanky receiver rescued from the wreckage of NFL Europa. If the name sounds vaguely familiar to older fans, here's why: His grandfather, Burl Toler I, holds a prominent place in league history as the first black to serve as a game official — the first black to officiate in any major pro sport, in fact.

  • For Toler, motivation is familiar

    One of the last additions to the Redskins' training camp roster, No. 86 in your program, was Burl Toler, a lanky receiver rescued from the wreckage of NFL Europa. If the name sounds vaguely familiar to older fans, here's why: His grandfather, Burl Toler I, holds a prominent place in league history as the first black to serve as a game official — the first black to officiate in any major pro sport, in fact.

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