Charles Follis was the first professional football player of African American descent.
Follis played for the Shelby Blues of the Ohio League from 1902-1906.
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 athlete, ...
Feb 19, 2014 ... UCLA running back was first African American to play in NFL. ... especially
considering that nine African American college football players were ...
Feb 18, 2013 ... Who Were The First Black Players in the NFL? ... African-Americans did play
professional football in its earliest days when it was still a club ...
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 ...
The first known African-American to play pro football was Charles Follis, with the
... When the NFL was reintegrated in 1946, black players made an immediate ...
One of the first African-American college football stars, Kenny Washington was ...
over by the NFL, which had not had an African-American player since 1933.
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Jan 1, 2005 ... by Joe Horrigan. Although he is recognized today as the first professional football
player, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger's pro debut in 1892 ...
Jul 28, 2012 ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Triplett I started doing research on Wallace
Wally Triplett and ended up finding some other interesting ...