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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 .... No black player was selected in the NFL draft until 1949 when George  ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Taliaferro

George Taliaferro (born January 8, 1927) is a former professional American football player. He was the first African American drafted by a National Football League ... He played with the Dons in 1949, then moved to the NFL, where he played ...

www.outsports.com/2014/5/11/5706224/michael-sam-gay-st-louis-rams-nfl-draft-kenny-washington

May 11, 2014 ... The Rams franchise in the NFL likes to make social history. Yesterday, the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in ...

www.profootballhof.com/football-history/african-americans

First African-American drafted by an NFL club: George Taliaferro, halfback ( Indiana). Picked by the Chicago Bears in the thirteenth round of the 1949 draft but ...

bleacherreport.com/articles/1533593-nfl-pro-football-the-men-who-broke-the-nfl-color-barrier

Feb 18, 2013 ... Everyone knows who Jackie Robinson was. The four-sport varsity star from UCLA was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball ...

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. ... the NFL had 10 teams in 1940 and each team drafted 20 players.

www.footballperspective.com/the-history-of-black-quarterbacks-in-the-nfl

Feb 13, 2013 ... Fritz Pollard, the first African American coach and quarterback in the ... in the first round of the AFL draft and the second round of the NFL draft in ...

www.si.com/nfl/list-first-black-starting-quarterback-every-team

Sep 22, 2016 ... Who was the first black quarterback to start for every NFL team? ... The Lions drafted Peete out of USC in the sixth round of the 1989. He injured ...

www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000787881/article/bernie-custis-pro-footballs-first-black-qb-dies-at-88

Feb 24, 2017 ... Bernie Custis, pro football's first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future ... sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1951 NFL draft.

www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/6-black-quarterbacks-watch-2017-nfl-draft-n750626

Apr 27, 2017 ... 6 Black Quarterbacks You Should Know This 2017 NFL Draft. by Gabe ... Many expect Watson to be the first quarterback selected. "If a team ...