Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the
first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The first African American coach in the National Football League. ... Pollard
created a black football team and challenged NFL teams to exhibition games, but