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Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard  ...

Art Shell Reflects on Becoming NFL's 1st Black Head Coach in ...


Oct 9, 2014 ... Art Shell Reflects on Becoming NFL's 1st Black Head Coach in Modern .... "Al wanted this history to be made on Monday Night Football," Shell ...

Shell Is First Black Coach in N.F.L. Since 20's - NYTimes.com


Oct 4, 1989 ... LEAD: Art Shell, an outstanding offensive tackle for 15 years who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame two months ago, yesterday ...

Fritz Pollard: A Forgotten Trailblazer | NFL.com


Feb 1, 2014 ... Fritz Pollard was one of the first African-Americans to play professional football and the first African-American coach, but most football fans have ...

Famous NFL Firsts - About Football


This football history page lists many famous NFL firsts. Take a trip ... First NFL Playoff Game Featuring Two African-American Head Coaches: January 4, 2003.

Fritz Pollard - Coach, Athlete, Football Player - Biography.com


Fritz Pollard was small in stature but a giant in the early days of pro football. ... he became the first black coach and quarterback in the formative days of the NFL.

African-Americans - Football History | Pro Football Hall of Fame ...


First African-American drafted by an NFL club: George Taliaferro, halfback ... First African-American head coach to take team to Super Bowl: Lovie Smith, 2006 ...

Fritz Pollard - Ivy League Black History


I knew he had been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame some 50 ... game as the first African-American quarterback and head coach in the NFL.

Tony Dungy stood on many shoulders to become Hall of Fame's first ...


Aug 6, 2016 ... Of all the coaches in pro football's modern era, just 15 have been ... The only previous black head coach in the NFL, Fritz Pollard, had coached ...

fritzpollard.org | Fritz Pollard


The first African American coach in the National Football League. ... Pollard created a black football team and challenged NFL teams to exhibition games, but  ...

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Super Bowl, NFL Black History Firsts Photos - ABC News


Black history firsts in football and at the Super Bowl.

Dennis Green leaves immense impact on NFL community - NFL.com


Jul 22, 2016 ... Art Shell may have been the first African-American NFL head coach ... football -- that he'd affected as many lives as a head coach possibly can.

Black ThenFritz Pollard, First African-American Head Coach in ...


Sep 2, 2015 ... ... Pollard, First African-American Head Coach in National Football League (NFL) ... He became the first #black to be named to the Walter Camp ...