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Former Syracuse QB to be honored Saturday

Syracuse, N.Y. (AP) - The Syracuse University football team is on the road at Maryland this week, and former Orange quarterback Wilmeth Sadat-Singh is to be honored by the Terrapins.

Sadat-Singh was forced to sit out the Syracuse-Maryland game in 1937 because Maryland refused to compete against black players. The Terps refused to take the field against the Orange unless they benched Sidat-Singh, a star who was thought to be a Native American until the day before the game.

Syracuse agreed and the Terps won 13-0. No mention was made of his benching by the media.

Maryland officials say a brief ceremony will be held between the first and second quarters.

Sadat-Singh was killed during a training mission with the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943.

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