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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 played for the Shelby Steamfitters from 1902 to 1906. Follis, a two sport ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Washington_(American_football)

Kenneth S. Washington (August 31, 1918 – June 24, 1971) was a professional football player who was the first African-American to sign a contract with a ...

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. ... considering that nine African American college football players were ...

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

Feb 17, 2013 ... The four-sport varsity star from UCLA was the first African-American to ... The second black player to be inducted in the NFL Pro Football Hall of ...

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

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

newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/forgotten-story-of-four-who-broke-color-barrier-in-pro-football-to-screen-at-royce

Aug 21, 2014 ... He led UCLA to its first undefeated season and played in the College ... why they had to cohabitate with black football players,” Greenburg said.

theundefeated.com/features/nate-northington-the-first-black-football-player-in-the-sec-finally-understands-his-place-in-history

Sep 30, 2017 ... Two things stood out for Nate Northington on the day he played in his first college football game for Kentucky 50 years ago. His heart was ...

theundefeated.com/features/frank-dowsing-mississippi-states-first-black-football-player-is-almost-unknown-today

Aug 31, 2017 ... He enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he became the school's first black football player, earned All-America honors as a defensive ...

www.biography.com/people/kenny-washington-40244

Apr 1, 2014 ... Kenny Washington played football and baseball with Jackie Robinson at UCLA ... One of the first African-American college football stars, Kenny ...