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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 ... high school football coach, being tolerated by Christians is enough ...

www2.baylor.edu/baylorproud/2015/02/first-african-american-to-play-swc-football-was-a-baylor-bear

Feb 27, 2015 ... His father was an all-American football player at Paul Quinn College — the first in the family to graduate college — and, according to John, ...

www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-football/article103568827.html

Sep 22, 2016 ... On the night Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Nate Northington became the first black football player to play in an SEC football game, ...