Eldridge Dickey of the Oakland Raiders was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was a 1968 first-round draft pick.
Fritz Pollard was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was also the first African American coach in the NFL.
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First African-American quarterback in the NFL: Willie Thrower (Michigan State), Chicago Bears 1953 The first African American quarteraback was Willie Thrower. -----According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Fritz Pollard of the Hammond Pros was the first African American to play the position of quarterback in a game in 1923.
On Oct. 18, 1953, Willie Thrower of the Chicago Bears became the African-American quarterback to appear in an NFL game in the post-World War II years.
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Charles Follias is the first African American to play in the NFL
No. The quarterback is a position in American (NFL-style) Football.