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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/Kenny_Washington_(American_football)

Player stats at NFL.com. Kenneth S. Washington (August 31, 1918 – June 24, 1971) was a professional football player who was the first African-American ...

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.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 ...

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.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 ...

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

Feb 17, 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.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 ...

blackhistory.psu.edu/timeline/wally_triplett_first_negro_from_penn_state_drafted_to_the_nfl

African American Chronicles / Black History at Penn State .... After he received his degree in physical education, Triplett was drafted by the Detroit Lions in ... Negroes were not uncommon on NFL rosters, but Triplett was the first to step into a ...