The Forgotten Superstar: Larry Jeffries and Trinity's Athletic Culture

Larry Jeffries achieved an unprecedented amount of success as a Trinity Basketball player, reaching consensus First Team All-American status as a Senior. However, because of Trinity's status as a Division 3 institution, Jeffries' legacy remains unknown to most tiger fans. Like most Trinity Athletic heroes, Jeffries' story fell through the cracks of history. Fortunately, Trinitonian and Mirage articles still exist to document his remarkable accomplishments. Jeffries' own account of events supplements these primary sources, and the resulting story touches on the racial climate of NCAA Basketball, Trinity's "Peach Fuzz Five" and Jeffries' ascension to becoming one of the top players in the country.


Brian Blum