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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_players_in_professional_American_football

Details of the history of black players in professional American football depend on the ... Charles Follis is believed to be the first black professional football player , having played for the Shelby Steamfitters from 1902 to 1906. Follis, a two sport ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Washington_(American_football)

Kenneth S. Washington (August 31, 1918 – June 24, 1971) was a professional football player who was the first African-American to sign a contract with a ...

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/kenny-washington-paved-way-for-black-players-in-nfl/2014/02/19/063ad55e-98c2-11e3-80ac-63a8ba7f7942_story.html

Feb 19, 2014 ... A UCLA running back was first African American to play in modern NFL. ... considering that nine African American college football players were ...

bleacherreport.com/articles/1533593-nfl-pro-football-the-men-who-broke-the-nfl-color-barrier

Feb 18, 2013 ... The four-sport varsity star from UCLA was the first African-American to ... The second black player to be inducted in the NFL Pro Football Hall of ...

www.profootballhof.com/football-history/african-americans

Played one game (November 28, 1915) for the Canton Bulldogs ... First African- American drafted by an NFL club: George Taliaferro, halfback (Indiana). Picked ...

newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/forgotten-story-of-four-who-broke-color-barrier-in-pro-football-to-screen-at-royce

Aug 21, 2014 ... A year before Robinson first put on a Brooklyn Dodger uniform and ... pioneering African American football players made their mark in the ...

www.columbiamissourian.com/sports/mizzou_football/norris-stevenson-missouri-s-first-black-football-player-ran-through/article_75f3a088-8d3f-11e5-b176-dfc3b163c209.html

Nov 18, 2015 ... Norris Stevenson, the first black football player for Missouri, broke numerous barriers with the Tigers. In one particular game against Oklahoma, ...

www.outsports.com/2014/5/11/5706224/michael-sam-gay-st-louis-rams-nfl-draft-kenny-washington

May 11, 2014 ... Rams drafted NFL's first black player, and its first openly gay player ... Gay Texas high school football player also performed at halftime in ...

www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/03/james_owens_auburn_first_black_football_player.html

Mar 26, 2016 ... James Owens, the first black scholarship player to play football at Auburn, died Saturday at the age of 65, his family has confirmed. Owens ...

sports.usatoday.com/2016/09/22/uk-unveils-statue-of-first-black-sec-players

Sep 22, 2016 ... Kentucky Football | SEC's first black players honored by UK statue memory of Greg Page.