No athlete embodied toughness as a measure of courage more than Robinson. He weathered unthinkable acts of discrimination while breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. But Robinson proved his fortitude in other venues, becoming the first athlete in UCLA history to letter in four sports (baseball, basketball, football and track) and serving as a second lieutenant in the Army from 1942 through 1944.
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