Jerry LeVias, pictured here when he was a Houston Oiler, was honored Tuesday by the City of Houston.
Yesterday at City Hall, Texans Ambassador Jerry LeVias was honored.
Mayor Annise Parker gave him an official proclmation certificate, and it was "Jerry LeVias Day" in Houston.
In addition to breaking the color barrier in the Southwest Conference back in the late 1960's at SMU, he played in the NFL for the Chargers and Oilers. Since he retired from football, he's been a succesful businessman as well.
But Houston honored him because he's done so much for the Boys and Girls Harbor in LaPorte.
That organization can always use your help, and if you're not familiar with what they do, here's the link.
We're happy for Jerry, and congratulate him on yesterday's honor and his life's work.