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 Joseph Gilliam

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Joseph Gilliam

Birth
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 25 Dec 2000 (aged 49)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Companion Garden
Memorial ID 6821516 View Source
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Football Star. As a collegian at Tennessee State University, Gilliam's skills, #12, and demeanor were reminiscient of pro star "Broadway Joe" Namath. Gilliam became "Jefferson Street Joe" in honor of a street near campus. As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gilliam became one of the first black quarterbacks to start an NFL game and had a winning record as a starting quarterback, but his career was tragically impaired and shortened by personal problems, including chemical substance addiction.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 4 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6821516
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6821516/joseph-gilliam : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Gilliam (29 Dec 1950–25 Dec 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6821516, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .