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Black players in American professional football - Wikipedia

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Details of the history of black players in American professional football depend on the ... Charles Follis is believed to be the first black professional football player , having ... In 1933, the las...

Kenny Washington paved way for black players in NFL - The ...

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Feb 19, 2014 ... UCLA running back was first African American to play in NFL. His story is not widely known.

Who Broke the NFL Pro Football Color Barrier? | Bleacher Report

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Jan 13, 2017 ... Kenny Washington was actually the first African-American to sign a contract in 1946 with an NFL team. He came out of UCLA, where he played ...

African-Americans - Football History - the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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

Rams drafted NFL's first black player, and its first openly gay player ...

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May 11, 2014 ... What few people know is that in 1946, the Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington, the first African American player in the league's ...

First African-American NFL players helped break down barriers ...

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Jan 16, 2014 ... As the nation celebrates Black History Month, we take a look at the African- Americans who broke the color barrier in the NFL.

Forgotten story of four who broke color barrier in pro football to ...

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Aug 21, 2014 ... They became the first African Americans to play in the modern NFL. ... pioneering African American football players made their mark in the ...

First black quarterback to start for each NFL team | SI.com

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Sep 22, 2016 ... Who was the first black quarterback to start for every NFL team? ... He played eight more years in the NFL as a receiver, only throwing nine ...

Bobby Mitchell, Washington's First Black Player, Addresses ... - WBUR

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May 31, 2014 ... In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of ...

Black contributions to American professional football are many ...

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While 67 percent of all players in the NFL are black, there are no African- American owners and one general manager. Ozzie Newsome became the first Black ...