Mike Tyson is one of the most influential African American athletes of all time.
And in the words of one of his former coaches, he was “one of the greats.”
So how does it feel to have been the first black athlete to win a major professional sports award?
To be nominated for a Heisman Trophy?
And to win the Golden SpaghettiOs?
The Golden Spanis are an award given annually to the best college football player in the nation.
They were established in 1927 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recognize the best collegiate football player of the nation and also to recognize outstanding achievement in sports, music and the arts.
Tyson was one of two players to win both of these awards, winning the Heisman in 1930.
Tyson is credited with inventing the catchphrase “I ain’t never seen a chicken gettin’ no bacon.”
His catchphrase is also the name of a song he wrote.
Tyson’s father, Joe, played basketball for Vanderbilt University and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
He is currently an analyst on ESPN.
Tayor, who died in 2013, is the subject of a book, “The Life & Times of Mike Tyson,” which is due out in April.
He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for his book “The World of Basketball.”
Tyson, who is the only African American athlete to be inducted to the Basketball Association Hall of Champions, is considered a pioneer of black basketball in the United States.
In recent years, he has also made headlines for his outspoken comments on race and social issues.
In his book, Tyson discusses the legacy of slavery, racial injustice, and the legacy African Americans have to live up to.
He says, “If I had a choice, I would have lived longer.”
Tayors life story has been covered extensively in the past, most notably in “The Black List” which aired on HBO in 2013.
It detailed his life in the 1980s and the years that followed, from a time in which he was the victim of a hate crime.
It also detailed his struggle with depression and bipolar disorder.
“It’s a beautiful story, and I know it’s a wonderful story, but it’s not a story I ever want to hear.
It’s a story of a life of hardship and a lot of self-loathing,” Tyson said.
He also wrote a song for his autobiography called “The Story of Mike.”
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012, and Tyson has been outspoken about the need to bring justice to African Americans in the wake of the case.
“I am in favor of the law being enforced and a justice system that can provide for all of our people,” Tyson told HBO’s “Real Sports” in 2013.
“But I’m not in favor in this country for the laws of the land to be the law of the jungle and we need to have a real respect for the law and the justice system.”